April 15 2016

Burlington Police Investigating Thursday Night Shooting Near Burlington Mall

By: Rich Hosford

The following is a release from the Burlington Police Department: 


Police Chief Michael Kent reports that the Burlington Police Department is investigating the shooting of a man near the Burlington Mall on Thursday evening.


Shortly after 9:21 p.m. Thursday, Burlington Police were called to the Burlington Mall parking lot area closest to the Middlesex Turnpike for a report of shots fired in the area.


Officers located evidence of a shooting in the parking area, and Burlington detectives initiated an investigation. The Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Unit was notified and responded as well.


No victim was immediately located, but police soon received a call from the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center reporting that a 28-year-old man had come in with a gunshot wound to the arm. Detectives responded to the hospital immediately. The victim is expected to survive.


This is an active and ongoing investigation. Police do not believe this was a random act of violence. Police believe that the victim and the assailant are known to each other.


Burlington Mall management is cooperating in the investigation, and officials from Simon Property Group, Inc. responded to assist police with logistics.


If anyone has information on this incident, they are urged to contact the Burlington Police Department at 781-272-1212.


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