Acre Shooting: Police Confirm Three People Shot; Expected to Survive

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Another Acre neighborhood shooting Saturday afternoon—the fourth in two months—has left neighbors trembling.

Haverhill Police confirmed for WHAV there were three people shot, each with non-life-threatening injuries, at about 3:15 p.m., outside 40 Nichols St. All were sent to various local hospitals.

Erroneous reports by other media and conversations on social media about the location, numbers of victims and possible fatalities caused widespread panic. WHAV takes precautions to ensure only confirmed and accurate information is reported, which may cause delays.

The last neighborhood shooting was Aug. 11 when Jason D. Brillon reported he and his brother, Ronald, were both shot by unidentified men driving by just before 9 p.m. in the area of Cedar and Dover Streets. They were treated at local and Boston hospitals and released.

An unidentified man was found with “multiple gunshot wounds” Aug. 3, just past midnight, near 21 Pentucket St.

On July 1, two men were shot outside 37 Cedar Street near Fourth Avenue. A 31-year-old Haverhill man was sent to a Boston hospital with serious injuries. The other, a 29-year-old Haverhill man was grazed by a bullet, treated at the scene and released.

For more than a decade, Haverhill received Shannon Community Safety Initiative grants to combat gang violence in the area. This year, state cuts forced the city to replace the money with its own funds. Shannon grants are awarded to communities based on crime rates and high levels of youth violence and gang problems.

4 thoughts on “Acre Shooting: Police Confirm Three People Shot; Expected to Survive

  1. So City council, how do feel about caving into the Mayor over hiring cops now, huh ? The council never should have settled for nothing less than 10 cops this year, and the next two as well. You folks have no idea what is going on. You’re not in Kansas anymore todos !