Thursday, 4:30 PM
Teen shot on busy street in Everett
By Ari Bloomekatz
EVERETT – An 18-year-old underwent emergency surgery this afternoon after being shot in the chest when an argument between two groups of teenagers took a violent turn, police said.
Hakeem Shepherd was shot at about noon on Ferry Street, a major thoroughfare in downtown, a 1/4 mile from the Everett Police Department. Shepherd was with some teens who had “words” with another crowd, said Lt. Jim Gabriel.
“Two groups met up at that location, one group ended up pulling the gun on the other,” Gabriel said.
Shepherd ran into a nearby video store, where he collapsed, said Everett City Councilor Joe Hickey. Paramedics rushed Shepherd to Massachusetts General Hospital. He is expected to survive.
Police had three to four teens in custody for questioning but had made no arrests, Gabriel said. Officers recovered a .38 Caliber handgun recovered at scene.
Ferry Street is a mix of businesses, triple decker apartments and duplexes. Shepherd was shot in front of a Real Estate office, near a park.