Reports: Man Shot in Chest on Marshall Street

According to scanner reports, the victim was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Editor's note: This article was updated on Saturday at 11:45 p.m. with information from the Breaking News Network.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the chest on Marshall Street on Saturday night, according to scanner reports.

The first report came in at 9:26 p.m., stating that officers were on scene at 35 Marshall St. with the victim.

A second update at 9:38 p.m. reported that the victim was taken by an advanced life support (ALS) ambulance to Massachusetts General Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left chest.

An alert from the Breaking News Network (BNN) said that the victim was conscious and talking with police officers when they arrived, and that the shooting may have occured outside of the house. The victim was found inside.

These reports were via public safety transmissions and not have been confirmed with Somerville Police yet. Somerville Patch has contacted police seeking additional information, which will be added to this article when available.

Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Jason- I think you missed your calling, the Somerville Police may be hiring.
marion zimmer bradley December 03, 2012 at 04:28 AM
The statistics for it were low - not as high as some other parts of somerville, not as high as some other parts of MA. Nowhere is going to be completely clean, but what I personally was interested in was the amount of crime (my impression was very little), and what type of assault. Now if you are going to address me in the future, try not to be so condescending - it makes you look like a bored insecure person just looking for an internet argument. I may not be inclined to keep addressing that sort of person. Its a waste of energy, because -anything- said will be twisted around with a belittling tone, and not for the sake of integrity of information exchanged by any means, but for the purpose of getting a cheap ego fix. Get it elsewhere. I know these tactics too well. ; )
marion zimmer bradley December 03, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Furthermore, when I moved to this street, I had no idea that there was potentially a drug-den. It seemed mostly older people, and couples.
Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 04:38 AM
It's funny you say that I am bored and looking for an argument when you have argued with every commenter thus far and have instantly responded to each post. I just think you contradict yourself. Crime is everywhere and will continue to grow with such ignorance. And I would watch what you say over the internet - it is public domain and it may upset someone. Just a thought. Especially when it is such a sensitive matter and when you're saying someone is deserving of being harmed/making accusations.
Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 04:39 AM
But good luck with your neighborhood watch.
marion zimmer bradley December 03, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Its inaccurate to say that I have argued with every commenter. I have disagreed with a total of two commenters in this entire thread - and I did so respectfully. At no point did I contradict myself, but perhaps you are too short-sighted to see the forest for the trees. If you are trying to make some idle threat by telling me to watch what I say, then you are a cretin. And I never said someone deserved to be harmed, so go back to grade-school and brush up on your reading comprehension.
marion zimmer bradley December 03, 2012 at 04:52 AM
You know, maybe you're a person who has a low position at work or something, and you need your fix of being able to talk down to someone else for once, so you do so by being a needlessly contentious shrew on the internet - and honestly I don't care to speculate beyond that because your attitude stinks. I'm finished indulging you in this - but by all means get one last swipe in so that you can continue to live with yourself.
Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 04:53 AM
No, no threats- just saying it is easily viewable and can be at the hands of anyone. Some people may take offense.
Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 05:01 AM
And, just a side note my reading comprehension is excellent- In fact, I have the ability to read between the lines.
marion zimmer bradley December 03, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Lol, I'm sorry but I'm actually laughing right now and I have to say one more thing. I deal with people like you every day who say that a lot, and those little inferences you make where you claim to be able to "read between the lines" are typically very misguided.
Tiffany December 03, 2012 at 05:09 AM
You seem to be the only one throwing nastiness around. "Contentious shrew" a bit unnecessary. And you seem to know everyone and everything- very judgmental I see. My job status? I do not see how that factors into anything? How could you speculate beyond what you have already. You've spewed nothing but mean comments and have talked down on others throughout the thread. I actually am content with my life just not ok with people passing judgements so freely over the internet. Really, read over your comments and tell me that you don't scream internet bully? For someone who is obviously high on the socioeconomic ladder and too good to engage in a fighting match via the internet .. you have done all that and more. And now I am done.
Crystal December 03, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Tiffany, I would have to agree with you. Marion does come of as everything she accused you to be. I also know the area, I lived on Marshall St before the park was a park. Long time ago. Where I live now anyone from that city is looked down upon. I am proud to say I don't pass judgement in suck an ignorant way. Sad. Jason, as far as introducing myself to you, I have no need to know such a hateful person. You would talk negatively about a victim of a shooting and say not one harsh word toward the shooter?? You seem a little backwards for my liking.
Jason December 03, 2012 at 12:23 PM
At Tiffany and crystal, so your taking a " crime is every where stance , and that is ok". That's the real problem here. It's not ok. Crystal, again, gun play in front of your house? Your silence seems to indicate that that is ok as well. That's a BIG problem. Again, come to the RESIstat meeting at the Healy school Wednesday night. Be part of the solve.
Jason December 03, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Ps, you both realize, if the shooter had been turned less then 90* those shots WOULD have hit my house and potentially some one sitting in their own living room watching TV. And you call me angry and insensitive. I will cop to that, 100%.
Jason December 03, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Ahem, Your passing judgement with this post. IMO, the injured had something to do with this incident. My neighborhood is the victim here.
Sara Smith December 03, 2012 at 01:24 PM
What I would like to know is are we ever going to find out exactly what happened? The circumstances surrounding this event?
Jason December 03, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I am pressing the alderman about at. The RESIstat meeting may provide a few answers as well.
Anonymous December 03, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I'm sure the correct information about the event will be in the Somerville paper within the next week with the incident information and who was arrested. To be quite honest, there are drugs everywhere in Somerville. I would just wait until the paper comes out before people start making accusations about what happened.
Justin December 03, 2012 at 10:41 PM
I look forward to hearing about the shooter being caught and the gun off the street. I live closer to Gilman Square on Marshall. We had a stabbing in front of our house a few years back, our car stolen, our bikes stolen... not far from here on Walnut was another shooting. Is the rate of shootings increasing? I have seen drug dealers on foot and on bike up and down Marhsall Street. I have seen the baggies and one syringe near Marshall/Stickney. I hope to attend on Wednesday. Jason - sorry you had to live through that. It shakes ya up pretty good.
STOP HATTIN December 04, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Anonymous December 04, 2012 at 02:03 AM
People - if you live in this neighborhood, you DO know that there's a lot of drug activity. Finding used syringes in front of your house is a pretty good indicator. There have been other strong indications as well. Of course there's crime in the city; I grew up in the heart of the city, and I know this well. Despite this, I *chose* to live in the city as an adult and to raise a child here.However, this type of crime does *not* happen everywhere. It tends to happen in places where there's a lot of drug activity. This is not a moral judgement; it's simply a fact. When you have made an investment in a community - buying a home, raising small children, etc. - it's absolutely reasonable to be upset when 3 gunshots were fired a few feet from your home. One of those bullets penetrated a house. It *easily* could have killed or seriously injured one of us or our children. Personally, I am glad that my neighbors are concerned about this. If we decide that nothing can be done & walk away, we are not really acting like a community. Being upset does not foster crime. However, the belief that 'someone else should take care of this' will do nothing to help solve the problem. Even if we disagree, can we please stop attacking people directly in these posts? Thank you.
Anonymous December 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM
I agree with Luce. Everyone who is interested should attend the meeting. Also I would like to say that the police are more likely to patrol the area if they receive phone calls on increased drug activity. There is drug use everywhere in this city but can't stop it unless they see it or get a call about it.
Sara Smith December 04, 2012 at 02:14 PM
For those of us unable to attend the meeting on Wednesday night, where would be the best find information on what was discussed or what next steps are?
Jason December 04, 2012 at 03:13 PM
@sara, I hope we community folk are able to obtain minutes of the meeting. I would love to see transcript material, but barring that, we hope that both patch and Somerville journal will be able to attend and report. Stay tuned to the face book page, here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Evergreen-Community-Alliance/131396990348175?fref=ts And patch as well. We can solve this.
Jason December 04, 2012 at 03:33 PM
"Based on preliminary information, Saturday's shooting was drug related and not random, according to an email sent Monday by Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department."
Jason December 04, 2012 at 03:34 PM
"Based on preliminary information, Saturday's shooting was drug related and not random, according to an email sent Monday by Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department."
Jason December 04, 2012 at 03:35 PM
"Based on preliminary information, Saturday's shooting was drug related and not random",according to an email sent Monday by Deputy Chief Paul Upton of the Somerville Police Department.
Anon Jones December 04, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Sara, I live on Marshall and someone was kind enough to print out something with info about the shooting asking to attend to meeting this Wed. There was some information on that about a face book group and an email address that you should be able to use to get some info. The paper is at home, so I don't have it in front of me, but maybe someone else can post the information before I get home. My wife and I hope to make the meeting on Wed. Of course we are concerned when a shooting happens. We have lived on Marshall for almost 10 years and have noticed some drug activity before, but until now all we were used to was people being annoyingly loud late at night yelling (once I remember cocaine being yelled about) we haven't ever felt in danger before. I don't know if this is selective memory, but I do seem to see a lot more tied off little baggies on the street recently. Once a while ago it looked like someone misplaced one cause there was some white powder in it, but typically they are torn. I'm glad nobody at 6 Evergreen was hurt inside their home. My wife and I were coming back from the movies on Saturday around 9:30-9:40 and had no clue at the time why there were so many blue lights on the street. We only found out the next day what had happened.
Jason December 04, 2012 at 04:31 PM
http://somerville.patch.com/articles/amid-bullet-holes-neighbors-form-awareness-group-in-wake-of-shooting-photos The above link has a copy of the flyer and pictures of the scene.
Somerville Resident December 07, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I live steps from the crime scene, been a resident for 4 years. And honestly, all this talk about community was NOWHERE before a shooting occurred. I've spoken to neighbors with reasonable community type requests like "Don't blast your car stereo in the driveway between two houses, because it disturbs the residents thereof." What did I get for that? Dirty looks and zero consideration. People hit my car while parking on a regular basis (I wish I could show here how much paint is missing from my bumper). Generally, many folks in that neighborhood act as if no one else matters. Community engagement is about preventing crime, yes -- but isn't it also about forming/maintaining COMMUNITY? I guarantee you, there are fewer than people on my street who know my name, and I've been there for four years. I have a vested interest in making the neighborhood be somewhere I'm proud to live, as I was born and raised here. It's all great to not want shootings on the street... but how about getting out there and knowing who lives there? How about not ignoring potential negative impact of you "living large" on the people who have a right to their life as THEY see fit? I'd have a lot more faith in community alliance efforts if I had a little more confidence in the community. As it stands, I see a few good people with group interest -- and the vast majority with SELF-interest.


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