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

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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