Essex DA Confirms Portland Street Shooting Death

Officials have confirmed an adult man was shot to death this afternoon on Portland Street.

“The Essex District Attorney’s Office, Essex State Police Detective Unit and Haverhill Police are investigating a shooting death,” said Carrie Kimball-Monahan, spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett. “An adult male was found deceased,” she confirmed

Massachusetts State Police were told to watch for a red Mazda CX-9. One or more suspects are believed to have been involved in the shooting at 4:41 p.m., at 24 Portland St., in downtown Haverhill.

Sources told WHAV the victim is a 33-year-old Lawrence man, but no confirmation has been received.

Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini declined comment and Haverhill Police have not yet responded to inquiries.

This is a developing story. Listen to WHAV FM 97.9 for updates.

3 thoughts on “Essex DA Confirms Portland Street Shooting Death

  1. “Sources told WHAV the victim is a 33-year-old Lawrence man” –

    “Lawrence man”, was he an Invader?

    That street is two streets over from the White Street address where the Invaders from the rape case (and others) were living. That area appears to attract Invaders, but given the complicity of city officials, it comes as no surprise. Doing a property record search of the last few major crimes in that area, and looking at the property themselves, appears to be pseudo-slum lords to boot. Then again, this is the populace Mayor Jimmy wants to attract to the city, especially now that the city exceeds the 15% low income threshold, what’s a few Invaders mixed in with the crime to boot? I’m positive the children of Invaders are outstanding students, raising the test scores and helping teachers do their job of whichever overcrowded school they are stuffed in.

    • Hey, I ma offended by your “invaders” accusation. These people are trying to turn their lives around. They need your help and your tax dollars to help them. They need your sympathies and for you to give up some of your hard earned stuff in their best interests. The Mayor is only trying to help achieve utopia here in Haverhill. He wants you to know that crime is down so you can feel confident in re-electing him for his 20th term. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Toto is a liar !