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Teenage Victim Shot on Bike Near Malden High (UPDATED)

Malden Police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the shooting.

UPDATE 7:45 P.M: The 17-year-old arrested in connection with the shooting allegedly when the shooting happened, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.

UPDATE 1:30 P.M.: Matt Byrne of the Boston Globe reports witnesses told him the suspect opened fire on the teenage victim and nonchalantly walked away: 

John Stelmach, 38, of Malden, a driver for Malden Taxi, said "I saw the whole thing, said Stelmach, who was standing in the doorway of Malden Taxi at 290 Eastern Ave. "I was watching traffic, and I saw a group of kids. I saw one kid who was standing on the sidewalk pull out a gun and just start shooting. 

Stelmach said the target was a young man riding a bicycle through the parking lot of a restaurant on Eastern Avenue.

"After the kid the four or five shots, he turned around and started walking nonchalantly down Eastern Avenue. It was crazy."

Nancy Kjersgard, 46, of Wakefield, said she was driving on Eastern Avenue when she looked into the parking lot of the Sun Kong restaurant at 275 Eastern Ave. and saw a group of teenagers on the corner and another riding a bike. "I saw the kid go down," she said. "Then the kid who shot him started walking away like it was nothing." 

UPDATE 1:25 P.M.: WCVB-TV is reporting that the victim was a teenager and riding a bike when he was shot around 10:30 a.m. this morning.

UPDATE 12:12 P.M.: Malden Police have arrested a suspect allegedly involved in the shooting and secured the crime scene, according to an emailed statement from Mayor Gary Christenson's office.

"The condition of the victim is unknown at this time," the statement said.

Malden Schools Superintendent David DeRuosi, Jr. told Malden Patch that schools were placed on temporary lockdown, given the timing of the shooting close to lunch and recess and time.

"I made a decision to play it safe," DeRuosi said shortly after noon. "We got cleareance from the police, which we have just recently received. It was purely 100 percent precautionary."

Malden Patch will provide further updates from the police as soon as they are available.

Original article: are actively responding to a report of a man found shot near 82 Warren Ave., according to police scanner transmissions.

The police have the victim and are seeking a suspect using a black revolver to carry out the attack in the parking lot of .

One suspect was described as a male 5'10", husky with a black jacket, blue jeans and possibly a gray hat or hoodie. If you see anyone matching that description in the area call 911.

Police are accompanying the victim in the ambulance to Mass General. His condition is unknown.

Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
How about the clients at Arbour Counseling who are children with parents going through a divorce? Or people who need counseling after being in an abusive relationship? People who are fighting depression or other mental illnesses? Yeah, close it down because the only people who go there are drug addicts. NOT.
Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I wonder why we don't have someone at the desk at the police station at 4:30 in the afternoon? I actually called to report something and said I was out and about and could I just swing by there. The person on the phone said they had nobody at the desk and to call back when I got home to file my report.
mats September 16, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Your mother was a decent and proud woman! .. there are sooo many on the government ride...it's sickening to see
mats September 16, 2012 at 09:22 PM
how about making them actually work for a living
mats September 17, 2012 at 02:30 PM
whether you've lived here one year or 100, if you own a home and pay taxes here then your opinion counts...

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