Saturday's Winter Hill Shooting Under Investigation

Police were following leads but had made no arrests as of Monday morning, according to Paul Upton of the Somerville Police department.

Somerville police are still investigating a Saturday-night shooting in Winter Hill that sent one man to the hospital with non-fatal injuries.

"We're following leads at the moment," said Paul Upton, deputy chief of the Somerville Police Department, speaking Monday morning.

The shooting happened Saturday a little before 9:15 p.m. on Evergreen Avenue, near the corner of Marshall Street—about a block from the Marshall Street Playground.

According to Upton, the victim, a 24-year-old male, was shot while in the street and then fled to a nearby apartment. Scanner reports at the time said police responded to the victim's location at 35 Marshall St.

According to scanner reports at the time, .

As of Monday morning the victim was still in the hospital and was able to talk, the deputy chief said.

Police are searching for two subjects seen leaving the area, on foot, after the shots were heard, according to an announcement from Somerville police.

Somerville police and Massachusetts State Police are conducting the investigation, the announcement says.

Anyone with information should call Somerville police at (617) 625-1212 or send an anonymous text to Tip411.

Crystal December 04, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Funny, police did not mention this to be drug related...
Annmarie December 04, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Crystal, It is assumed by following these updates you are a friend of the victim. While there is no proof your friend was involved with drugs or other suspicious behavior there are educated assumptions on the situation surrounding the shooting. The community and myself included would just like the behavior to stop especially since it has escalated to such a violent nature. I hope the man who was shot is recovering well and can point the police in the right direction to put the shooters behind bars. The police mention here this was drug related " 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.". Thanks Jason for all the updates and letting the community know your opinion immediately after that this was not a random shooting. While no one should be shot, it eased the nerves to know it was most likely an intended target and two men were not just in the neighborhood shooting strangers.
Annmarie December 04, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Sorry Crystal, I got your name confused with "Stop Hattin". If you lived in the neighborhood now with the park I think you would be more concerned about the drug activity that is blatant, instead of a man who is assumed to be involved with drugs talked about on the internet. ( where his name is never mentioned)
Jason December 04, 2012 at 10:32 PM
From the latest article.... "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 10:33 PM
Annmarie, you mean, " Hatter" he really does NOT like hats I guess....seems to super mad about them....


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