Arrest made in Coburn Woods shooting

NASHUA – Police say a convicted felon is behind the shooting last week that injured another man during an early morning incident on Coburn Avenue.

Peter Leonardi, 36, of 111 Coburn Ave., No. 37, is charged with two felonies – being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and falsifying physical evidence – related to his conduct surrounding the shooting.

Neighbors were awoken shortly before 3 a.m. on April 14 by the sound of several gunshots and police were soon on scene. A man was spotted outside of one of the homes and ordered by police to get on the ground. That man turned out to by the victim of the shooting, Christopher Morin.

According to Nashua police, Morin was taken to a Nashua hospital but later was transferred to a Boston area hospital for surgery to the leg where he was shot. He was described in a police report as being in stable condition.

Police say Morin and Leonardi know each other, but the reason behind the shooting is not yet known, though police have said there is no danger to the public. Witnesses told the Telegraph last week the situation was known to be an ongoing personal dispute.

During the first few moments after the shooting, frightened neighbors were told by police to stay in their homes as officers scrambled to get the situation under control.

Leonardi is due to be arraigned in court on the charges in June, according to police. He is currently being held on $20,000 cash or surety bail. He is charged with two Class B felonies, which each carry maximum sentences of seven years in prison if convicted.