UPDATED: Salem, N.H. Police Arrest Suspect in Stoneham and Saugus Shootings

Steven Ferrer, 21, was arrested and arraigned Tuesday in New Hampshire.

A man accused of being involved in shootings in Stoneham and Saugus Monday night was arrested and arraigned Tuesday in New Hampshire, according to a report by The Daily Item.

Saugus Police contacted Salem, N.H., Police about 10 p.m. Monday that at least one suspect in the double shooting had possibly traveled to Salem, N.H., according to a press statement issued by Salem, N.H., Police. Police believe the two Massachusetts shootings were drug-related.

Police in Salem, N.H., tracked down the vehicle allegedly involved in the shootings at a residence, obtained search warrants for both the house and vehicle at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to the statement.

The Southern New Hampshire Special Operations Unit responded to the residence and got all its occupants out, including Steven Ferrer, 21, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the shootings, according to a press statement from Deputy Chief Shawn Patten of Salem, N.H., Police.

Ferrer, who was ordered held on $15,000 bail, was arraigned in New Hampshire Tuesday morning on charges of marijuana possession, and he is expected to face additional charges in Massachusetts, according to The Daily Item report.

Salem, N.H., Police towed Ferrer's vehicle to the station and also recovered firearms allegedly used in the shootings as evidence, according to The Daily Item.

Posted at 2:45 p.m. Monday:

A Stoneham resident was reportedly shot and taken to a Medford hospital Monday night for treatment of their injuries and police are investigating a second related shooting in Saugus, according to a press statement issued by the .

Monday night Stoneham Police learned that a Stoneham resident was being treated for a gunshot wound at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, according to the statement.

The victim informed the Medford Police that the shooting had occurred in Stoneham, police said. The shooting reportedly happened at 50 Franklin St., according to the Stoneham Police log.

A short time later, Stoneham Police were informed by Saugus Police Department that a Somerville resident was also being treated for a gunshot wound at the Melrose/Wakefield Hospital, according to the statement. The second victim reported this additional shooting had occurred in Saugus. 

Both victims did not suffer life-threatening injuries and have been released from the hospitals, according to police.

"The subsequent joint investigation by the Stoneham Police, Saugus Police, Medford Police and the Massachusetts State Police confirmed that the two shootings, while occurring in separate communities, were related," said Acting Stoneham Police Chief Richard McCarthy in the statement. "A vehicle involved in the shooting was subsequently located in New Hampshire."

No additional information was immediately available, and the investigation into the identity of the suspect(s) and the circumstances of the shootings is ongoing, police said.


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