An 18-year-old man is behind bars in the Erie County Prison, charged with attempted murder after a weekend shooting at "Lucky's Drag City" race track on Jones Road in Venango Township, near Wattsburg. State police arrested 18-year-old Jorge Luis Espada-Ortiz after a brief chase.
Investigators say the suspect got into a verbal argument at the drag strip, with 31-year-old Espada-Ortiz pulled out a handgun and shot the other man in the chest.
The victim is under treatment at UPMC Hamot for that gunshot wound, but officials are not releasing his condition. The suspect is in the county prison.