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UPDATE: Police Investigate Everett Man's Shooting Near Salem St.

Police are seeking a male suspect and silver Nissan vehicle in connection with the incident.

Police say they continue to investigate a shooting near Salem and Pierce St. that left an Everett man with non-life threatening injuries shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night. 

The victim, whose name was withheld by police, was transported to Mass General Hospital in stable condition. 

According to police scanner transmissions, the suspect was described as a male wearing a hooded sweatshirt. A silver Nissan was also sought by authorities in connection to the attack. 

Malden Police Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said that "numerous shell casings" were found at the scene. Witnesses put the shots at anywhere from four to eight. 

Some social media users reported hearing shots, assuming they were firecrackers related to the Fourth of July holiday. 

"The investigation is ongoing at this time to include a possible motive," Gatcomb said. 

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the Malden Detective's Unit at 781-397-7181

Kelly July 09, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Tell Richard and friends we say hello.
chris callinan July 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
well read some comments YES JUST SOME comments and yes def malden has changed,since i was a teen. im 31 grew up in malden whole life, maplewood area..hung in the square for years in since 13 to 19...played sports at trafton park then as i got older i partied there...just a part of life...yes theres violence,shooting,stabbings,od's.it also happened years ago also.. just like alot of surrounding cities!!! remember differant people moved in and out of malden over the yrs,alot of the shooting that happened where kids maybe even men comin in from other cities..I LOVE MALDEN..id buy a house here...maplewood is my favorite part of malden.... dont think the cops can catch everyone but im sure there doin best,im sure the mayor is on it also.... guess what it will happen again here,and elsewhere.... just that day and age!!! "guardian Angels" haha
Kelly July 09, 2012 at 08:31 PM
100% correct Annie
Kelly July 09, 2012 at 08:32 PM
100% correct
Kelly July 09, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Really?
Nick Wright July 09, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Really. (and nice contribution, by the way.)
Nick Wright July 09, 2012 at 09:17 PM
What's hilarious about this is before the Patch, I wrote my own blog trashing the current administration in 2009 (when Mayor Howard was still in office.). But hey, don't let facts get in the way of your statements. http://nicholasjwright.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/dear-malden-the-trash-bag-tango/
Nick Wright July 09, 2012 at 09:25 PM
"I don't care what the papers said." I think that sums it up. it's obvious that you work on your own version of the facts when presented with... actual facts, so there's really nothing else to say. You've followed me around on every post I've made making random accusations without any basis, and made up your own version of the truth. We all know he grew up here. That wasn't my point. My point was that he was a Stoneham resident. If the shooting occurred at his residence, would you still try to tie it to Malden? It sounds like you just hate Malden, and NEED it to be terrible so that you have something to complain about. If that's the case, move. Run away from the big, scary city.
Nick Wright July 09, 2012 at 09:26 PM
Strike that. 2008.
Francis July 09, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Hey didnt the Boston Strangler live in Malden?
Francis July 09, 2012 at 11:54 PM
How about Mr Death, remember him? His movie is on HBO occasionally.
Nick Wright July 10, 2012 at 07:25 AM
We can't assign a cop to follow every person from out of town. We can't (much to the chagrin of city hall) make every Malden resident put a sticker on their car, so our police can easily profile "outsiders" as was suggested at one time. We're not going to magically make the drugs go away (and they have them in EVERY city.) Everyone has all these ideas, but some (most) of them just aren't feasible. We're never going to be WInchester, or Lynnfield, or whatever magical town you think we could turn into if we just click our heels together and wish it so. It's not going to happen. Pack your stuff and move if you can't handle the ups and downs of suburbia.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 09:35 AM
Nick so your account on crime is it's ok unless it's a murder, all other crime we should just learn to live with? Tell that to the woman that was mugged last night at the corner of Main and Florence around 11:30 I believe it was, only a few steps from her home at 520 Main. Or how about the countelss being jumped for their phones or I-pods. They all should just deal with it how? By not going out? Please. This city is a melting pot and it's people like you that sit here and refuse to admit that there's a problem, and tell people to just get on with their lives and forget about it.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 09:41 AM
The people from out of town that have caused trouble here are basically here for one reason. To by drugs. The amount of heroin and other drugs being distributed out of this city is staggering for a city of this size. Clean up the drug problem and you will see less of this type coming into Malden.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 09:45 AM
Mike.....When your on your walk be sure not to be using you phone or I-Pod, or any other electronic device. Oh and if you have a wife or a girlfriend walking with you, make sure they leave their purse at home.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 09:57 AM
WOW Nick. Your still on this deal with it and get on with it crap huh. I pray that you never become a victim of a crime in this city. But maybe if you were a victim of crime, you would be singing a different tune? Just out of curiousity Nick. Do you own a scanner? If not buy one, then you will see or should I say hear what is never reported to the citizens in any of the papers in this city. Oh and trust me that is not a knock against our police officers who are busting their hump every single day. It's a knock against a city goverment that still refuses to admit it has a huge problem in this city and tries to sweep it under the rug and not give the police the much needed help it requires. Same goes for the fire department. Sad how depleted the city has made them.
Nicole July 10, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Anyone know how to sign up for a ride along with the Malden Police? This is the true way to learn about what's happening.
Nicole July 10, 2012 at 05:12 PM
The only police department in the coutry that doesn't
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Nicole......If they had ride ride arounds there would be no way for the city officials to continue to pull the wool over the citizens eyes. Best advise is to by a scanner. You may not get to hear everything, but it will definetly enlighten you. God knows you won't hear much of what goes on in this city from our newspapers, and if you do, it will be days after the fact.
Nick Wright July 10, 2012 at 07:21 PM
I've lived in this city my entire life and have been a victim of crime more than once, Greg. Crime is part of life. Crime will happen no matter how much money we spend on police.
Nick Wright July 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM
There's crime in Vermont as well. There's crime in every city, in every state, in every country. If my house gets broken into, I will defend it. I'm not going to ask for a police escort for every citizen from Daddy Government. Being proactive is fine, but you seem to be rooting for a police state.
Phe July 10, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Nick, Somerville went from being Slummerville, high crime, and high drug area to the city named "Boston's #1 Trendiest Neighborhood" in 2011. Yes, I know, it's not Boston but I didn't give out the reward/award. They still have drugs, they still have crime, but it is, in fact, possible to be a far better place. OTOH, I don't feel overly safe in my area because I DO see drug deals; have picked up used needles; have seen crime happen. But then again, I don't see the warzone either. I see progress in small ways; I've walked alone in Maplewood at night with no harm to come to me. It's a matter of perspective I guess. We can be much better. We could be much worse. We're at a tipping point in either direction and neither attitude exhibited in these comments in general is helpful to making progress.
Nick Wright July 10, 2012 at 07:45 PM
Phe, that did that by investing in property, not by creating a police state. I hang out in Somerville all the time. There's a bit of police presence when the bars close but for the most part, it's no different than Malden in that aspect. People committed to staying in Somerville and improving their neighborhoods. They bought cheap and stuck with it. Malden's not like that. We don't have a place like Davis Square to offer. We have a terrible downtown with only two or three bars worth frequenting. Our commercial sector is garbage. Plus, Somerville's "PR" team is quick to ignore their rough areas. Malden was voted "Best Place to Raise a Family" not too long ago and we all laughed. Trendy is fine, but that doesn't mean "crime-free." That just means college-age and 20-somethings think it's a cool place to live and hang.
Phe July 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Nick, I know how they did it but that wasn't my point. OK. Maybe pointing out the 180 in Somerville wasn't the best way to do it. Property values are through the roof. Those college kids and 20-somethings that frequent DS? Many of them have stayed on, invested themselves, and the vibe of the place is changing again. There are more 30-something families. I totally agree with your points as to why we are not, presently, in the position that area finds itself, but I guess I was just trying to point out that your statement, "We will never be..." isn't entirely true. We can be. We'll never be a posh suburb like Lexington, but then...ugh. No thank you. But we can be a lot better than we are. That's all. Sorry for interrupting.
Phe July 10, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Oh, and I would not propose or endorse a police state. Just sayin'.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Nick......I have lived here for 40 years. I'm 45, today actually. So it's like i just walked into this city. No where in my postings am I calling for a police state, as you put it. Asking for the city to recognize that it has a problem with crime, and wanting more police on the street to combat, is also not asking for a police state. Trust me, I'm the last one that wants govrment telling me what to do. How can the residents of Malden be proactive in fighting crime if the city refuses to accept that there is a problem. I agree with you that there will always be crime in every city. I'm not looking for Malden to become a fairy tale city. But , c'mon. The Raids info here alone is a GREAT example of a city in denial. Trust me Nick no one in Malden is looking for a police state here. Just some recognition by the city goverment that crime is out of control, and something more needs to be done about it. I am not knocking the police, trust me. I have a scanner in almost every room in my house, so i hear a lot of things most people will never hear about in the papers or on this Raids system that they have.
Nick Wright July 10, 2012 at 08:32 PM
When police become "proactive" it creates the sense of guilty until proven innocent. I'm all for extra patrols and presence, but I don't want people being stopped because they're not from the city. Remember, we almost had to put "residency" stickers on our cars so police could easily identify us. It's a slippery slope when you start asking for a more "proactive" approach to law enforcement. Less crime is nice, but when you start having to worry about your civil liberties as a result of it (which again, became an issue when they wanted to start "stickering" us) then we have a problem.
Matthew July 10, 2012 at 08:48 PM
"A sense of guilty until proven innocent?" Really? Again, you don't understand what you read? For starters an officer is not going to know by looking at someone walking down the street that their not a resident of Malden. Secondly if an officer sees something, or someone that may not look right, and stops to talk to them, wether they end up being a Malden resident or not, that's being proactive. Problem here in Malden is that the officers rarely have enough time to do this because they are always tied up on calls. More police on the street is being proactive, and does not create a police state, or make everyone guilty, as you put it.
david mokal July 11, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Yes I have that too Radio Ref ..shortwave and at lrast 4 scanners not all for police. Love to listen to ambulances and Mass Electric. MBTA. I just love this excitement I want more more more lots of crime. Its not boring here anymore. For those who turn deaf ears and blind eyes it will happen to you. Its enevitable. Shootings Stabbings Vandalism everyweek. Domestic Violence is way out of control. These scum bags just didnt drop in over nite they been here and their freinds. LOL I just Love the excitement of the big city. Now Im going to have me a DD Iced Coffee set back and watch the action..Good Luck!
david mokal July 11, 2012 at 02:40 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOO !! REALLY? Not Malden The Freindly City...The place to Bring Up you Children ! OMG What are we to do? Oh well time for another DD Latte...

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