Two charged in shooting near Dedham

Two men were arrested on an array of attempted murder, assault, and weapons charges after they allegedly shot a 32-year-old Dedham woman in the head late Friday afternoon as she drove on the Veterans of Foreign Wars Parkway, State Police said.

Massachusetts State Police spokesman Todd Nolan said the suspects, named in a release as 20-year-old Marcel Reed of Roslindale and 21-year-old Andrew Renna of Mattapan, were known to the victim, who has not been named.

The suspects are being held without bail pending their expected arraignment Monday in Dedham District Court on charges including assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.

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Police said Friday night that they had questioned three people in connection with the shooting.

Police have said the woman was shot around 4:40 p.m. Friday, when a vehicle pulled alongside her car in rush hour traffic near the Boston-Dedham line, according to an earlier press release by State Police.

Someone inside the car then fired several shots, hitting the woman in her head, police said, but she was able to drive nearly a mile to a Dedham police station, where she was taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Nolan did not say when the men were arrested, but said police identified them as suspects Friday night and went to interview them in the Roslindale area.

No other information was released, including a motive for the shooting.