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Malden mayor vows action as police search for alleged shooter

Posted by Matt Byrne  August 20, 2012 09:41 AM

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After two people were shot in Malden on Saturday in unrelated incidents, Mayor Gary Christenson is pledging to come up with new initiatives in the battle against violent crime.

"I will be working closely with the Police Chief and his team along with members of the City Council to see what new initiatives can be put in place that will further address these acts of violence," Christenson said in a Sunday statement.

Meanwhile, Malden Police issued an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Medford man who is believed responsible for one of the non-fatal shootings.

Daniel Rossetti is wanted on one count of attempted murder, according to a police statement. As of 9 a.m. Monday, police said Rossetti is still at large.

He is accused of shooting a man in the leg Saturday afternoon near Middlesex Avenue in a dispute over a woman.

Rossetti responded to the warrant on his Facebook page with a burst of profanity, according to Malden Patch, which captured an image of the message before it was taken down.

The other shooting, reported about 2:30 a.m. near Cross and Ferry streets, remains under investigation.

Christenson said he will announce the new policing efforts at an Aug. 27 public safety meeting slated for 6 p.m. at Lincoln Commons on Cross Street.

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