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Two arrested in separate shootings

Nassau County Police have charged a 26-year-old Roosevelt man with attempted murder after they said he shot another man twice Saturday night in the hamlet during a scuffle.

Authorities said Leonard Budden walked past the parked vehicle where the 28-year-old victim and the victim's girlfriend were sitting on Anna Avenue and "began to stare and then have words," police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, exited the vehicle, and during a fight between the two men, Budden allegedly pulled out a revolver and shot the victim once in each thigh, police said.

The victim, who was wounded about 8 p.m., called for help and was treated at a hospital, police said.

Detectives tracked Budden to 2 Williams St., where he was chased into the home and arrested, officers said. With the homeowners' consent, officers searched the residence and found four other men hiding.

One of them, Anthony Trimble, 20, of Hempstead was taken into custody after police said he shot a 17-year-old male in Roosevelt on Sept. 13, police said. Detectives discovered a loaded .22 caliber revolver in the basement.

Budden was due in district court Monday on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment.

Trimble, who was also due in district court Monday, faces charges of second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, officers said.

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