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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 mgatcomb@maldenpd.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 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 near early Saturday. 

WildCard August 19, 2012 at 01:52 PM
Any former military folks out there who would be qualified to start and organize a citizens patrol?
full metal jacket August 19, 2012 at 02:59 PM
it costs less to send a young person to college for fours years than it costs us tax payers to detain one in jail.....our taxes are wasted on little crimes and prisons are full of mickey mouse plastic gangsters and petty crooks....death penalties and firm hard sentencing in hard labor camps are a deterrent and would make people think twice....and as for guns I love them own them and believe in arming law abiding citizens....ps...my mother was murdered in a home robbery in Malden in Dec.1999 by a junkie so I don't preach it Ive lived it!!!!!
Joe Gray August 19, 2012 at 05:18 PM
It's a few years later and we're still complaining about the same problems in this town. Too many of us have decided to do absolutely nothing. Too many have no desire to do anything. Met a neighbor after church this morning who pretty much said after I mentioned the shootings, "It's hot summer. Bound to happen". Shrugged his shoulder and we said bye. I'd be amazed if anyone had the garbanzo beans to try and start a citizens patrol. Not happening in this town. The people aren't interested and the police won't allow it.
DannyBoy August 19, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Dee, if you are a law-abiding citizen, I have no issue whatsoever with you having a weapon for self-defense in your home. It's the criminals and evil-doers having access to firearms that are a big problem.
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Joe I know how you feel but it can backfire on you. Best let the police handle it.

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