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Published on May 23, 2024
Man Wounded in Shooting Near Massachusetts' Nahant Beach, Suspect at LargeSource: Google Street View

A peaceful evening at Nahant Beach was disrupted when gunfire erupted near the popular Massachusetts shoreline last night, leaving one man wounded. Massachusetts State Police confirmed the shooting took place near the entrance of the beach; the injured man was subsequently transported to a Boston area hospital with injuries deemed non-life-threatening, according to WCVB.

The suspect has not been apprehended yet. Heavy police activity was noted as investigators interviewed a man who matched the suspect's description. NBC10 Boston captured footage of a significant law enforcement presence on the scene and an ambulance in attendance, and they reported that the scene remained active past 9:15 p.m. with police visibly searching vehicles, and two individuals claimed off camera that their car, which had a shattered driver's side window, was the focus of a police search, according to NBC10 Boston.

Details emerged from shaken onlookers, as - "We just heard a bunch gunshots, we thought it was fireworks, but it turned out to be gunshots," Monica Lee recounted to CBS News Boston - following the incident that reportedly stemmed from an altercation involving several young men, which ended with the victim lying near a bullet-ridden car.

As the search continues for those responsible local business owners and residents grappling with the shock of violence intruding upon their tranquil coastal retreat, Tim Oviatt, a business owner, expressed his dismay to CBS News Boston, saying, "It's a little uneasy being this close to home. We haven't really seen anything like this on Nahant but it's uneasy," and echoing the community's hopes for a peaceful summer ahead in the wake of this troubling incident.