(CHELSEA) Dec. 14, 2014—Chelsea Police detectives and State troopers assigned to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office continue to investigate a double shooting that left one man dead early this morning, Police Chief Brian Kyes and District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said.
Chelsea Police responded to a residence on Chester Avenue near Shawmut Street at about 3:05 this morning for a report of a person shot. On arrival, they found a 34-year-old man outside the building who directed officers to an apartment inside. Officers entered that apartment and found a 29-year-old man also suffering from a gunshot wound. Both victims were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
The 29-year-old victim was pronounced dead of his injuries at the hospital. Investigators have not yet notified his next of kin, so his name is not being released this evening. The 34-year-old man was admitted for treatment of injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. Both men were Chelsea residents, but neither lived at the building where they were found.
The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit, which has jurisdiction over death investigations in Chelsea, responded to the scene, assisted by State Police Crime Scene Services Section and other specialized units. With Chelsea Police, they have been conducting interviews and gathering evidence since early this morning.
Kyes and Conley said investigators have made significant progress through the day, but urged anyone with information on the incident or persons involved to share it with detectives. Tipsters can contact Chelsea Police detectives at 617-466-4843. Those who wish to remain anonymous may also call the Chelsea Police CrimeStoppers tip line at 617-466-4880, text the word CHELSEA and their information to TIP411 (847411), or submit information online at www.ChelseaPolice.com. Tipsters may also call the Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit at 617-727-8817.
Based on the state of the evidence, Conley and Kyes said they do not believe the shootings were related to a non-fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old New Bedford man on Broadway at about 12:45 a.m. The victim in that case was also transported to MGH and is expected to survive. Anyone with information on that incident is also asked to contact Chelsea Police.
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