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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.

Matthew September 13, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Suzanne............ That is the problem thru out the country right now. All the gang members that wer put away over, say, the last twenty years or so, back when there was the big push to get rid of them thru out the country, are all getting now, out and trying to reclaim their teritory. Look at the Chicago area for example. Their murder rate this year is well over their average. Most of it has been attributed to the recent release of older gang members trying to reastablish. Which means they are also recruiting.
Matthew September 13, 2012 at 08:35 PM
jirky..........forget about Maplewood would you. The problem in this city right now is a lot bigger than that.
jirkyrick September 13, 2012 at 08:46 PM
not according to Fred, its the middle class kids from Maplewood
jirkyrick September 13, 2012 at 08:49 PM
So if its not the White Middle class Maplewood punks that is at the root of this crime spree, and its not the sect 8 housing area, where is the root of all this violence? I assumed it was low income gangs and thugs from crappy parts of Malden and have been skooled that this is not the case. We just live in generally deteriorating city ?
fred September 13, 2012 at 09:43 PM
rick you challenged us to show proof of upper middle class kids commiting these types of crimes in the last 2 or 3 years. I gave you some proof. 2010, murder on eastern ave.
Matthew September 13, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Fred.......Who has been arrested and charged witht that murder? I do believe no one to this point?
fred September 13, 2012 at 10:36 PM
I DON'T KNOW. I don't know. I new all those kids from LL. I don't know what happened to them. They became violent. I new most of the parents. Nice families, nice kids when they were 12. from 12 to 18 they went thru a change. most of them went to jail. i don't know who's in or out, but they are still dangerous. my kid hears stuff. he doesn't tell me everything.
jirkyrick September 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
yes you did, so now I know I have been misguided by all the news stories here pointing to other than white middle class kids. Who knew? Funny hting though, lots of people comment how a lot of people from the poorer parts of the state like dorchester are now moving to Malden because its cheap, and with that we have seen the crime rate go up. So I link the two in my mind, more sect 8, cheap housing, violent crime going up. Never suspected it was not related and really just Middle Class kids raised badly from Maplewood. Thats quite a long run they have going now. We need to get the police to take control back of Maplewood!!
fred September 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM
rick, stop being condisending. You wanted an example, you got it. I believe there are too many section 8 vouchers in this city. They bring their share of crime. Salem St is a huge problem. Drug heaven. MPD know most of the players. They do the best they can. Like people on these post mention, the liberal judges are a big problem. If you vote for liawatha, our judicial system will be a joke for the rest of our lives.
jirkyrick September 13, 2012 at 11:54 PM
So, just asking , do you think the majority of the violent crimes involving guns in Malden are attributable to the middle class kids that went bad or the increase in sect 8 housing and cheap triple deckers with absentee landlords .or equally the cause.. Just asking
Michael R September 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM
You know, I am a little bit tired of all the veiled racism in a lot of the comments here. I'm sure that there is a fair share of crime being committed by people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, but it seems to me that a large percentage of victims and perpetrators of violence in Malden in the past few years have been WHITE and apparent Malden/surrounding area natives. A few cases in point: the victim in this most recent case, the perpetrator in the Charles St shooting last month, the man who was murdered on Eastern Ave in Sept 2010, the two men who died in a murder-suicide in 2011 on Dartmouth St, the man who murdered his partner over by Bell Rock Park in 2011, at least one of the boys who murdered a man in the garage in Malden Sq in 2005...the list goes on. Now some of these could be white folks who've moved out to Malden from Dorchester (not likely), and there are certainly some exceptions in violent perpetrators who are black, Latino, etc. in recent high profile cases (including the shooter in the latest incident). That said, I think a lot of the soul-searching needs to come from within the native Malden community before the finger pointing happens. Malden is a great city with many wonderful attributes, including a school system which is in my opinion under-appreciated (and a draw for parents from much worse-off cities who want a better life for their kids). Let's build on that and take back our streets in a positive way, without blindly attacking "the unknown".
Anthony September 14, 2012 at 12:53 AM
What evidence do you have?!?! And why if both you and the malden police have this evidence, the police along with malden officials also claim that gangs are not a problem in Malden. "the police would know best whether we have gangs, and when I ask that question, [the police] don't believe we do," the mayor said.
jirkyrick September 14, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Sect 8 housing is an equal opportunity housing problem, it does not discriminate on race, It's not race, it's the type of crime it brings in when there there is two much of it concentrated in one area. I ride up eastern ave and up to route 99 and the hotels that line it look like a ghetto, Granada highlands just as bad... The city needs to clean it up, it's not racism, I don't care what race you are, I care about the guns and the crime
jirkyrick September 14, 2012 at 01:07 AM
By the way, all the drug deals in front of my house,... White people....and they all suck
david mokal September 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM
I still want to know where that Gun Came from. The Police should release this info. Was it the Step Fathers? We want no cover ups here no Hidden Secrets If thgat gun came from ownership in that house they are responsible leaving access to the weapon. No one has mentioned where the gun came from. This is very important.
fred September 14, 2012 at 01:56 AM
did I hear right. the shooter's mother had 9 kids? My mother had 8. My father died when I was 10, 2nd youngest. He was a partially disabled vet, broken back on a jump.(101st airborne). When he got sick in 1965, ma was getting $258 to raise the 8 kids. When he passed she mailed back the last check to the government. She did not want to break the law and cheat the government. The older kids worked and took care of us. Ma went to work part time at Lou's take out.Her's and my fathers brothers took care of us. No government handouts. Have times changed. I am willing to bet the shooters mother is receiving free housing, food stamps, EBT, phones for her and most of the kids, healthcare for all, free lunches for the kids, free rides. Malden has been very good to her.
Z September 14, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Well said !
Z September 14, 2012 at 03:38 AM
I heard that they are eliminating sec 8 housing in Granada Highlands.... .. not sure how true it is. but if it is , its a start.. back in the day, Granada Highland where luxury apartments...
The OLD Malden's gone.. September 14, 2012 at 06:45 AM
Anthony..really gangs PRETENDING to be gangs? Guess what, go cross the Maplewood Gang and see what happens.....and they won't PRETEND to do violence to you, they WILL do violence you!! Just saying...go try it.....and get back to us.
The OLD Malden's gone.. September 14, 2012 at 07:02 AM
And yet....for all the shooters mothers supposed (by you) benefits, her child still manages to become an "alleged" scumbag of a killer...go figure.
david mokal September 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM
Thats true Fred If your MoM worked at Lou's who was a family freind of My Family I know your whole Family. Your MoM worked alot of Hours and hard that was one busy place. My Mother was a chef at the Ol International Clam House and I think your Mom might have worked there as well. Peopel like your MoM then were too proud to be on any type of welfare.
fred September 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Thanks Dave I'm still in Linden. We struggled with the gang thing. Broken beer bottles, car break ins, disrespect from the kids. 3 years ago my older boy had a run in with them. Nice boy, good football player. My brother and I had to pull him off one of those punks. MPD was great. I spoke to a cop at the scene. i told him that they were threating revenge. The cop said, "one can't walk, another has his teeth coming thru his lip, another is over there crying and we may need an ambulance for that one. I don't think they will be bothering you.
Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Wow Don, how about give him more than 8 months in office. Sheesh he's barely begun and he's trying to get things done. Obviously this city is in big trouble so he knowingly took on a sinking ship and he's trying to make the necessary repairs to make things right again. I hope the police force and the city can turn this around and we can all be singing Mayor Christenson's praises before much more time passes.
Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Because drug dealers and gang bangers can't afford a markup? That's logical.
Jennifer September 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Why make up a story? Inform your child of what is going on so they are better prepared for the real world....naturally do it in an age appropriate way and try not to make her too scared to go outside. Stuff happens and stuff needs to be addressed and fixed to make this city right again.
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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