By Jim Clark
Shortly before 9:15 p.m. on Saturday evening, Somerville Police received multiple reports of gunshots in the area of Evergreen Avenue and Marshall Street.
Police Units responded and were directed to a nearby residence where they located a 24 year old male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is recovering from serious but non-fatal injuries. No arrests have been made.
Police indicated that three shots were heard and that a State Police Ballistician recovered ballistic evidence at the scene including shell casings and spent rounds.
It was further indicated by Police that based on preliminary information gathered the incident was not random and was drug related
Police are searching for two possible suspects who were seen leaving the area on foot seconds after the shots were heard. The investigation is being conducted by Somerville Police Detectives with assistance from the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the District Attorney’s Office and Crime Scene Services Section.
A Police spokesperson, Deputy Chief Upton, when asked about the fact that this was the second shooting incident within a few weeks said, “There are no similarities between the two incidents other than both were shootings. As I have stated in the past, all of our officers are very aware of the increase in gun violence across the nation. The Department has maintained high visibility patrols which recently resulted in the recovery of eight firearms during a routine traffic stop.”
Upton further said, “Somerville has been very fortunate to have had very few such incidents as compared with many other cities.”
“Keeping Somerville citizens safe is our highest priority,” according to Chief Pasquarello. “Addressing gun violence and illegal gun possession will continue to be a high priority for this Department”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Somerville Police at 617 625-1212, or send an anonymous text to Tip411.