Update, 1:20 p.m.
WBZ-4 is reporting the victim suffered from "life threatening injuries" and is 28 years old. Witnesses said he was a hispanic male.
Update, 1:00 p.m.
Mayor Gary Christenson released this statement Saturday morning:
"At 2:20 AM this morning Malden Police responded to a report of gunshots in the area of Cross Street and Benner Avenue. Upon arrival, officers secured the crime scene and attended to a lone victim who was transported to a nearby hospital.
The investigation is active and ongoing at this time but it does not appear to be a random act of violence. As more information becomes available, we will keep the community informed."
Updated, 9:20 a.m.
Lt. Marc Gatcomb of the said the following about this shooting incident:
"We cannot comment on the matter as it is now being overseen by the Office of the Middlesex District Attorney. We, along with are investigating the matter, which is moving forward."
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Original Post, 3:30 a.m.
A man was shot in a reported driveby shooting near early Saturday morning, on Cross Street between Ferry and Henry Streets.
The victim was taken to Mass General Hospital with unknown injuries, according to scanner reports.
Witnesses reported that a minivan rolled up to the victim and fired anywhere from six to nine shots before fleeing the scene around 2:30 a.m.
No spokesman from the department was immediately available for comment at the hour.
More information to come as it becomes available.