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Shooting Reported at Harvard St. Park

No injuries reported in the city's seventh shooting since August.

Malden Police have confirmed a shooting occurred near Harvard Park late Sunday morning, though no injuries were reported. 

Witnesses on social media reported hearing 3-4 shots during an altercation between a group of people at the park. 

Police were continuining to follow up on witness statements from the scene, Lt. Det. Marc Gatcomb said. No ballistic evidence had been recovered from the scene. 

The shooting is the city's seventh since August.

linda November 12, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I agree Michael. I could care less about where City Hall is moving to. As far as it being confined to certain areas, my street is one of the areas. I am sure the next thing brought up will be that the stabbing and shooting this week were not "random". Will it take an innocent bystander being shot and God forbid killed before it will get the attention and outrage this situation deserves?
Martha Bezzat November 12, 2012 at 06:14 PM
If you wait to rebuild City Hall until everything is perfect, you will never rebuild it, and we desperately need it -- however I agree more beat cops, undercover ones needed in target areas, although they already are keeping an eye on those "impact players" or known bad guys in the area.
linda November 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
this has just become an accepted "way of life" in Malden. i remember the shock people were in with the first shooting. now it is just ho hum, what are you going to do.
paul surette November 12, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Deja vu ! :)
AnnieOMalden November 12, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Before we move City Hall and the DPW we should know what the plans are for those locations. Someone knows something. That double store and drive-thru built across from the DPW just waiting for a tenant leads me to believe there are plans underway and they are jumping in before others can. No one moves anywhere until the admin is open and honest with us. What will moving City Hall or the DPW do to make this city safer? Nothing. I am tired of hearing "other cities have crime, too!" Why can't we be the city that takes crime seriously? As a matter of fact, why can't we re-apply for those grants the former Chief Coye screwed up by downplaying the numbers? We certainly have a horrendous enough status now don't we?
whatsup November 12, 2012 at 09:18 PM
Crime is the number one problem in Malden now. You might be a democrat or a republican or tired of politics altogether but when it comes to this we should make sure that the voices are heard and action is taken. There are a lot of issues that needs attention but by far crime is the single most important issue Now. There needs to short term actions and long term actions but something needs to be done soon and fast. The mayor, the Malden pd and citizens of Malden are all in this together and this has reached borderline ridiculous.
david mokal November 12, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Well maybe the Mayor is Multitasking and getting everything done at once?
Eddie November 12, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Everyone is blaming the Mayor and suggesting what the Police SHOULD DO i.e 24 hour details, Details are expensvie who is going to pay for them?? The Depatment of Hosuing and urban Development has grants that can be applied for for Security, I know Knewland St falls under Malden Housing who in turn is funded by HUD. Why don't the residents in the area control their kids or speak up when shit happens, the Cops cant do their jobs if no one will talk to them
linda November 12, 2012 at 10:18 PM
The following was copied from Boston.com September 11, 2012: In an interview Monday, Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, asked if the city was host to gangs, demurred. "That's not a question I can answer, that's more -- 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. "There are impact players that the police have identified and are watching." If we have gangs, do you really think a teen enrichment center is going to help the problem?
Eddie November 12, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Not that this is a Solution to the problem, but this past weekend I organized a Gun Safety Course, this is a required course for anyone looking to obtain a License To Carry (LTC) I had 13 participants at the course only 3 were from Malden
Michael Victor November 12, 2012 at 10:23 PM
I don't think everyone is blaming the Mayor he didn't create the crime. However and I voted for him, he needs to spend almost all his time on fixing this period. Everything else needs to go on the backburner or you can forget about all the other stuff as nobody is going to want to live here. If you have kids you are worried just letting them walk around or God forbid ride the new bike trail which is a great thing. If enough bullets fly from not random acts eventually one of those bullets randomly hits some innnocent person. In the end the Mayor is head guy and he is responsible to fix it. If he doesn't kiss the value of your home goodbye. When issues like this happened with the last Mayor cops would be all over the streets. Presence everywhere, Sheriffs office on the Street with that big vehicle lighting it all up. What has happened since Lincoln Commons meeting with that DA talking nonsense.
Matthew November 12, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Martha.....Why do we "desperately" need a new City Hall?? What we desperately need, is to feel safe in our community.
Matthew November 12, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Eddie.... Plenty of residents talk to the police. What good does that do though if the city goverment doesn't listen to what the police are telling them, that the citizens are saying? The citizens and the police are tired of it, yet, YET NO ONES LISTENING.
linda November 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM
well according to the woman who spoke at the last meeting on Lincoln Commons (not sure if she was an assistant d.a.) ours is not a unique problem. doesn't that make you feel better? I agree that the Mayor did not cause this problem but that it is his job to put things in place or seek help to solve the problem. I do, however, have to disagree with the implication that the previous Mayor did a better job. I still believe it is with him that some of the responsibility lies for the mess we are in. And as far as the new "bike trail", we needed this WHY? And then we have the ward coun., well at least mine in Ward 7. No response to e-mail after the crime meeting, but there he was big as life schmoozing at the polls! I swore I wasn't going to comment on any of these stories any more, but sorry sometimes I just can't help myself.
full metal jacket November 13, 2012 at 03:42 AM
I moved out of Malden but still own property there and I work in Cambridge...When people from the Ringe Ave. projects are asking me "yo you from Malden they be banging (gang term) and shootin like crazy up in there what the deal" and I say I heard they tell me H-mob (Haitian gang) KINGS (latino gang) Bloods and Crips (mixed race gangs) etc. are all over Malden I ask how they know and they say they all do time together and network...So when they are released on the streets they have networks of drugs and prostitution and credit card scams welfare scams rmv scams etc.... I was shocked!!!! Its city to city ....It sucks my property won't be holding it's value very long...
Greg November 13, 2012 at 05:25 PM
People have safety concerns and you mock them?
Greg November 13, 2012 at 05:51 PM
You're mocking people's concerns and that shows a great deal about the type of person you are. I don't think this mayor has anything to do with this violence. Maybe it wouldn't be called an uptick or be made fun of by you if it was happening on your doorstep. Being tough on the internet solves nothing. Why don't you get involved?
Greg November 13, 2012 at 05:56 PM
It sure is.
Greg November 13, 2012 at 06:01 PM
See what I mean
Greg November 13, 2012 at 06:13 PM
You should take a police exam or throw your name in the hat for councilor maybe. You could solve all Malden's problems by making fun of the upset homeowners and then move on to insult all of Massachusetts hero.
Greg November 13, 2012 at 06:20 PM
You should and now get your last word in because I'm sure the only place you do that is on a computer screen
AnnieOMalden November 13, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Mike G: I read your comments and it makes me wonder if you aren't the poster boy for the attitude City Hall has for us citizens and while they would never say what you say in public, they secretly cheer you on. I have offered several suggestions on making Malden a better city and have in fact spent many hours of my time working on just that. I am not alone and not any better than other citizens who live here. Many people have offered suggestions and none are taken unless they include moving City Hall or taxing the citizens more. With a new Mayor, I had hopes for a new way of thinking and new initiatives for the city. The Teen Center is a start but we need way more than just that.
Kelly O November 14, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Does Mommoy know you're up so late?
Steve November 14, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Mike G SHUT UUUUUUUPPPPPPPPP!!!
dartmouth street mike November 15, 2012 at 03:09 PM
We need more officers on the street, plain cloths, gang unit and k9 units. It seems like everytime when bad things happened in Malden, Our police department will have to use other departments dogs. Do we have any k9s in Malden? What about citizen patrol group or citizen police academy? What about a small sub station in each neighborhood where residents can go to report non emergency incidents or just to talk to the officers?
murph November 19, 2012 at 01:52 AM
officers are buisy and expencive how about people that live next or in clear view of these parks set up security cameras and a special abatement on property taxes for having these cameras on there property. the cameras today are even wireless and can send direct signal to the police station .this would make sence but imm sure this option wouldnt even be considered knowing malden
jirkyrick November 19, 2012 at 02:07 PM
pay for it buy going to a trash system that only needs one person to pick up trash rather than 6 plus people and multiple trash trucks
jirkyrick November 19, 2012 at 02:10 PM
there has been a lot of armed robberies in the areas by Malden station. Why no coeverage of them. The city needs help, There are other resources other than just the MPD. Bring in outside help? Hire a chief and commisioner that know how to deal with gangs? I
jirkyrick November 19, 2012 at 02:11 PM
I don't take anyone seriously that thinks the Dockside has great food...mwahahaha
Chris Caesar January 28, 2013 at 04:38 AM
AhSahMeng, please keep leaving threatening gang messages on the site. I am more than happy to forward them all to the police.

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