Chief James X. Fitzpatrick
90 Lowell St
Lawrence, MA 01840
For Immediate Release
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Lawrence Police Department Investigating Double Shooting that Occurred Saturday Evening
LAWRENCE — Chief James Fitzpatrick reports that the Lawrence Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting that occurred late Saturday that left two women with serious injuries.
Police responded to a commercial building on Swan Street in the City of Methuen at 10:43 p.m. Saturday for a report of multiple people who had been shot in Lawrence who had come to this location seeking assistance.
First responders located the victims, a 19-year-old Haverhill woman and a 20-year-old Sandown, N.H. woman and began to administer emergency medical services. One victim had been shot in the leg and was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. The other had been shot once in the head and was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital. Both victims sustained serious injuries but were listed in stable condition Sunday.
An investigation determined the two women were sitting in a parked car outside an address on Berkeley Street in Lawrence when a silver BMW 4-door sedan, operated by a male who was wearing a ski mask and gray hooded sweatshirt, pulled up to vehicle the two women were in and opened fire, striking both victims.
The incident is under investigation by the Lawrence Police Department. Detectives do not believe that this is a random act of violence.
Anyone with any information on this incident or who may have been in the area in Berkeley Street on Saturday evening and saw anything suspicious is urged to call the Lawrence Police Department at 978-794-5900.