Two Shot in Separate Incidents Saturday
This one reportedly occurred on Charles Street near Ryan's Amusements and Applebee's. Police are looking for a grey Nissan with four passengers.
Update, 6:20PM: Mayor Gary Christenson has released an official statement about the incident, in which he says that the two shootings Saturday were not related:
"At 3:45 PM this afternoon, Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Ryan Family Amusements parking lot on Middlesex Avenue.
Officers were met by a victim of a gunshot wound. The male victim was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his leg/thigh area.
At this time it appears the incident involved a problem between two men over a female companion. The MPD feels that this incident in question has no relationship with that of the prior shooting on Cross Street earlier this morning. Also, it appears both incidents were not random acts of violence.
I want to assure the community that the Malden Police Department is working hard to apprehend the perpetrators responsible for these reprehensible crimes.
If anyone has information regarding either incident, please contact Malden Police detectives at 781-397-7181 or email Lt. Gatcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Update, 5:45PM: Police have reportedly located the suspected vehicle in the parking lot of Meadow Glen Mall. A tow truck is on scene to bring it back to the department.
Canine units are now searching the area along Light Guard Drive for suspects.
Update, 5:15PM: A vehicle wanted in connection with the incident reportedly comes back out of Medford. Police were dispatched a short time ago to check the location, per @NEFirebuff.
Update, 5:00PM: Mayor Gary Christenson is on the scene of the crime, and said that both the incident from last night and this afternoon are not random acts.
"I want to let the residents know that our officers are woring diligently on addressing these incidents," he wrote in a text to Malden Patch.
Original story: Police are looking for a grey Nissan Maxima with four passengers that was allegedly involved in an afternoon shooting near 11 Charles St. Saturday afternoon.
One suspect was described as a white male with dark curly hair, facial hair and a white shirt. If you see anyone matching the above descriptions, call 911.
The unknown victim was reportedly shot in the leg.
The shooting comes just over twelve hours after a 28-year-old man sustained life-threatening injuries after a reported driveby shooting near Ferryway School early Saturday.