Salem police arrested a Salem man Thursday in connection with a November shooting in east Salem that sent a man to the hospital.

Kevin Joel Garcia, 18, faces charges of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon in the Nov. 3 shooting, according to a Salem police news release.

Police said Garcia, 18, “exchanged words” with Jose Luis Jeronimo-Mora, then opened fire on Jeronimo-Mora and his friend in the 2700 block of Florence Avenue. Garcia is accused of shooting Jeronimo-Mora in the leg and arm.

Jeronimo-Mora was taken to Salem Hospital where he was treated and released. Salem police spokesman Lt. Treven Upkes said the friend wasn’t injured by gunfire.

Garcia is being held at the Marion County Jail and will be arraigned Friday.

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