Jeremey Sterling

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Police say a woman is in critical condition after being shot several times in the torso and a Maine man has been charged with attempted murder and reckless conduct.

Manchester police arrested 25-year-old Jeremey Sterling, of Waterboro, Maine, in a parking lot shortly after the 2:45 p.m. shooting Thursday. Police also interviewed nearby residents who had bullet holes in their apartments.

Police said  Sterling and the 39-year-old victim know each other. They released no further information on what might have motivated the shooting.

The name of the woman was not released.

Sterling has been jailed and was scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It wasn’t immediately known if he had a lawyer.