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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. 

Michael B Elvale August 18, 2012 at 11:46 PM
I woulda bet the house you would step up and refute my statement. Tell me Ms Diane, what do you think the answer is? or are you going to let the politicians speak first?
Rick August 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Take the blue bag money and use it to hire more cops, think we need more cops than DPW workers
Diana August 18, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Aw, if only I'd known. I don't claim to know exactly what the solution is. I do know that it's more nuanced than a guy who can't tell the difference between "a" and "e" is capable of grasping.
Michael B Elvale August 18, 2012 at 11:59 PM
tanks for da english lessons. When your done lighting candles and figure out what the solution is please come back and let us know. Until then I will leave you with, BUILD MORE PRISONS.
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Told ya there are going to be more. Guns all over Malden. Best bet get a gun dont register it (SHOOT N TOSS) someone comes in and blast em. Toss the gun and play stupid. Time to clean house and thank you MR FORMER MAYOR for listening too us the blood is on your hands. Mr New Mayor Gary ya going to have to get a grip on it. Its terrible you have to take over someone else's mess but hold up on the concrete and get to it before more people gets hurt. Thats near the Applebee's and a stray could have hit someone eating a ribblet!
Diana August 19, 2012 at 12:01 AM
You're welcome. In the interim, I'll be addressing you as Micheal B Alvela.
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 12:03 AM
There are so many that walk through that parking lot me as well with my dogs.
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 12:12 AM
well let me tell ya dem scumbuckets can be put to hard labor on an island someplace with a volcano on it How ya like dat one
Semore Butts August 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
There isn't a problem out there that can't be solved with the use of firearms. Let's bring it back to the Wild West days, when everyone had a gun to protect themselves with.
Michael B Elvale August 19, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Thanks Di, Goodnight and goodnight Malden, lets hope its a quite one.
Michael B Elvale August 19, 2012 at 12:39 AM
ps, it tis an E.
Meggle August 19, 2012 at 12:41 AM
What's more prisons going to do? We already have one of the highest rates of incarceration per capita in the world. Plus, we're never going to fill those prisons if we can't catch the people. We have plenty of prison room, what we need to do is stop arresting people for drug use and sending them to jail to learn from violent criminals. That would free up room in the prisons and stop creating additional violent criminals out of people who would otherwise likely not be violent.
robert wilson August 19, 2012 at 12:44 AM
They not being random acts doesn't make me feel any better some how.
Diana August 19, 2012 at 01:00 AM
He was? Omigod! Do you think people know? Because I thought he sprung fully formed from the head of Ed Markey.
DannyBoy August 19, 2012 at 01:11 AM
Semore Butts: solving problems with guns is not solving any problem at all. This is what's wrong with this country: too many guns in the market and easy access to them by the wrong kind of people to commit crimes.
Dee August 19, 2012 at 01:52 AM
the cuts aren't helping either
Dee August 19, 2012 at 01:54 AM
there is no simple answer. and in regards to the politicians of malden, don't hold your breathe. they all suck!
Dee August 19, 2012 at 01:56 AM
more prisons isn't going to do shit
Dee August 19, 2012 at 01:59 AM
DannyBoy, I have guns (legally)...you know what i don't have, PROBLEMS...i'll keep my guns, thank you very much...
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Love IT Semore like Dodge City. Today was like the OK Coral. Cant get a gun get 12' Bowie and a can of breakcleaner works better than pepper spray shoot some in their face and it will take there breath away burn there eyes. I know a lady from Scotland and she came to meet a guy here in Boston. She carries a huge handbag with a brick in it. The guy got too freindly with her and she wacked him in the head. She calls it the Glassgow Kiss. So much for Dating sites for her!
david mokal August 19, 2012 at 02:15 AM
LOL Robert Doesnt make me feel good either. Well we can start wearing bullet proof vests and send our kids to school with steel plates in their backpacks for starters.
Rick O'Shea August 19, 2012 at 03:25 AM
And now your intent is documented in a public forum. Great move.
Marc Levine August 19, 2012 at 11:54 AM
Great response Lynette. No bashing very nice
Marc Levine August 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Boy you really have it out for former Mayor Howard. Blame him for everything, it's easy to blame somebody who is longer involved with the city.
Joe Gray August 19, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Same problem, different year. Same arguments a few years later, since I've been watching closely. We're stuck in neutral on this issue. Engines revving but nothing getting done except wear on the parts as we chew on each other. I think we need hard nosed leadership to articulate a way forward and give us confidence in the execution of some sort of solution.
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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