An 18-year-old is facing charges for shooting another man at a Newport mobile home park during the early morning hours Thursday. Credit: Pixabay

An 18-year-old is facing charges for shooting another man at a Newport mobile home park during the early morning hours Thursday.

Nathan Wheeler, 18, is accused of shooting a 27-year-old man in the leg sometime between midnight and 1 a.m. at Gilman’s mobile home park, according to TV news station WMTW. The victim, who has not been identified, was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Wheeler allegedly fled the scene after the shooting. Police found him hiding at his grandmother’s house a few hours later, at 2:30 a.m, the station reported.

He has been charged with aggravated assault and aggravated reckless conduct, according to WMTW.

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Callie Ferguson

Callie Ferguson is an investigative reporter for the Bangor Daily News. She writes about criminal justice, police and housing.