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18-Year-Old Shot Multiple Times in Washington Street Apartment

A young Peabody man was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment of the injuries.

Police say an 18-year-old Peabody man was shot multiple times on Thursday night.

Police, responding to a call that came in as a stabbing, arrived at 45 Washington St., Apt. 5 to instead find the young man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man, whom police did not name, was taken to Salem Hospital for treatment.

Other than to say the shooting doesn't appear to have been random, police are staying tight-lipped.

This is the second shooting on Washington Street this year. A man was shot in the leg in an incident at 197 Washington St. on Jan. 3. Police have a suspect in that attack.

Peabody Patch will monitor the investigation and bring you more news when we know it.

Kevin M. February 22, 2013 at 08:05 PM
Peabody: "Lynn, The Sequel."
bjean February 22, 2013 at 09:53 PM
Lol. It's getting pretty bad. You can almost watch the filth line creep up Lowell Street.
Concerned citizen February 23, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Law abiding Citizens of Peabody you should strongly consider legally arming yourselves. Applications for a license to carry firearms can be picked up in the lobby at the police station on Allens lane. After completing the application contact the Peabody Gun Control Officer for an appointment to submit your application. A full background check will be conducted and your finger prints/photo will be put on file with the FBI. Exercise your constitutionally granted 2nd amendment right to protect yourself and your family, do it now before its too late.
A Mother... February 23, 2013 at 02:47 AM
How about a prayer or get well wishes for the 18 year old that was shot and for his family! Any directions to where human beings can obtain some humanity or sensitivity. Do it now before it is too late! What if it was your child that was shot?
Concerned citizen February 23, 2013 at 03:47 AM
To a concerned mother, My thoughts and prayers ARE with the young man who has been the latest victim of violence in our fair city. I consider myself a patriotic American proud of this countries heritage and values, the erosion of which is a threat to our very way of life. My ancestors emigrated to this country in the early 20th century and worked hard to build a business, learned the English language and created a future for their families. Today all of that has changed and not for the better, the young man who was brutally shot on Washington st.(not too far from my home) is just the latest causality. I'm sensing that you are very "anti-gun" and understand your frustration, over the last 20 years many states have relaxed or even eliminated many gun control laws at the state and local levels. Fortunately Massachusetts is not one of those states as we have some of the strictest gun control laws in the country WHICH I AM IN FAVOR OF !!! But look at the facts, of the 10 states with the "strongest" guns laws in the country the per capita murder rate is 2.2 times higher than states with the "weakest" gun laws(you can google that). Currently the chief of police in Peabody is being sued by GOAL(Gun owners action league) for failure to in a timely manner renew existing permits to carry firearms and issue new permits according to the law. It's easier for criminals on the street to obtain a firearm ILLEGALLY than for a LAW ABIDING citizen to obtain a firearm thru LEGAL channels ????
bjean February 23, 2013 at 02:41 PM
A prayer or well wishes?? It was probably another drug deal gone bad.
Christina MacMaster February 23, 2013 at 03:20 PM
Your all idiots!!! This was not random and for no reason. For the past month or two drug dealers in peabody have been getting robbed and this"kid" was in the wrong place at the wrong time! And bonnie jean obviously your a person with no christian morals because yes you should be praying for that child and his family!!! This is a tragedy, another child lost to the world, and the streets!
Concerned citizen February 23, 2013 at 03:43 PM
Christina, you are very right.... When drugs permeate a community all types of crime increase especially robbery and home invasions its a statistical fact across the country. Perhaps the Peabody police should step up their patrols in south Peabody(Washington st./Lynn st.) to help stem the tide of drugs crossing over the "border" from Lynn. I for one am not confident in our law enforcements ability to handle this wave of drugs/crime so my message is simple to the criminals "there is nothing in my house worth dying for".....
smell_my_sock February 23, 2013 at 04:29 PM
i live in peabody, im 20 years old, city is starting to go to shit. i work for the city and working 2 summers here driving up and down the streets everyday you see some pretty disgusting things. needles,passed out bums some crazyy ass people come up to the truck and lean in smelling like shit asking if i have ciggaretes.
Leann Baldwin-Bowen February 23, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Dear concerned citizen. Just because you can google something does not mean that the information you get is accurate. There are actually no accurate gun violence statistics available since the agency that did that kind of research on a national level, the CDC, was defunded in the late 90s. Noone can say for sure which states have the highest gun violence rate. http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1487470
Leann Baldwin-Bowen February 23, 2013 at 04:34 PM
Sorry - I didn't mean the CDC was defunded, just their research on national gun violence rates.
Concerned citizen February 23, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Leanne, you need to do your homework because you are sadly mistaken..... In cities and towns across America where drugs have become prevelant the CAP Index(crimes against people) has risen sharply. This index measures robbery, home invasions, muggings and other types of violent crimes against persons. Take Obama's home town of Chicago for example there are NO GUN STORES within the city limits but yet they have the Highest Murder rate(by guns) in the country.... Why ??? Drugs, Gangs and underfunded Law enforcement agencies not able to keep up with the spread of crime. You are talking to a highly educated person who has done extensive research on this topic, don't be a victim Leanne, and don't fall for the anti-gun lobbyists like Bloomberg who travel with a host of HEAVILY ARMED body guards at all times.
M. Greenwell February 23, 2013 at 05:54 PM
I am praying for you Frankie...if anyone has any updates on his condition please let me know!
bjean February 23, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Christian morals? Ah yeah, you go ahead and pray. I'll hang on to my guns. This city is getting bad! Clean up the downtown!
randomname February 23, 2013 at 06:49 PM
These people can stay in their own city. Stay out of mine. Not saying my city has no problems, every city does. But we don't have any gang/gun deaths like these. For the most part we're a peaceful and friendly city near Peabody.
Concerned citizen February 23, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Bonnie-Jean, I'm with you !!! Lets take our city back. Mayor Torigian(rest his soul)would have reacted to this swiftly unfortunately our current city government does not see this as a threat to the community. Chief Champagne is retiring this summer(bout time) and hopefully the new chief of police along with the city council will come up with a plan to address this ever increasing issue.
Leann Baldwin-Bowen February 23, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I tried to access this CAP index but it led me to Crime Forecasting software and could not access any of their reports without purchasing the software. It appeared to be a forprofit company that forcasts future crime risks. I actually do know quite a bit about this since knowing this information is part of my job. I will tell you that there are no accurate national gun violence statistics - what you are talking about does not in many cases include accidental shootings, suicide, or any of the other things that used to be captured by the CDC research. For instance, your report would not have captured the 3 year old boy killed by his 7 year old sister last week because she thought her mother's pink handgun was a toy. The other problem is that each city and/or state compiles their data differently so in many cases you are comparing apples and oranges. Then you have problem that states like MA have. We have responsible gun laws, but NH and RI do not - so people who want to purchase a gun without dealing with the MA regulations can easily do so. So again, you are not getting an accurate assessment about the MA laws in comparision to gun violence. The point I am trying to make is that you can't just look at raw data without going levels below to look at the real story. You also can't compare a well recognized polititian who gets death threats on a regular basis with your average person. He should have armed gaurds - he needs them - that is kind of a ridiculous argument.
Leann Baldwin-Bowen February 23, 2013 at 08:38 PM
One other small thing - I support the 2nd Amendment. But I think that we need to have more comprehensive and well thought out regulation (the second amendment does include the words "well regulated."
You stupid people. February 28, 2013 at 03:38 AM
Do people not understand that Peabody is just a city? Lynn is not infecting it. One city is no worse than the other. Every city has guns and drugs, murders and accidents. This boy is very lucky to still be alive, even if barely. I don't have "Christian morals", but I know that I'm hoping he gets better. And I'm hoping he's brave enough to say who did this to him. It has nothing to do with gun regulations. We have laws for the road, but we still have people enforcing the laws so people don't get hurt. If people want something, they'll get it. Drugs are illegal, people still get them. Laws don't make something impossible to get.
Monique March 08, 2013 at 05:05 AM
I'm Frankie's girlfriend he's doing good he's gunna have a long recovery . But with the support from his family and myself nd my family he will be back to normal in no time

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