Two Andover teenagers are under arrest after allegedly robbing and beating another teen and shooting him with a BB gun.
Andover police said the juvenile victim was taken to Lawrence General Hospital with serious injuries. Police learned of the attack just before midnight, Thursday, when they were dispatched to 311 Lowell St.
“During the assault, the victim was struck with a weapon and shot several times in the torso with a BB gun. The victim was also robbed of an unknown amount of cash and a cell phone,” Andover Police Chief Patrick Keefe said in a statement.
Jonathan Haywood, 19, and an unidentified 17-year-old, both of Andover, were charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed robbery and larceny of more than $250. The juvenile was also charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute.
Besides the two men, two additional attackers are also being sought. The suspects and victim are believed to be known to one another, police added.
Police are asking anyone who has may have information to contact detectives at 978-475-0411.