Teen Shot in Mount Washington Suffers ‘Serious Injuries,’ Police Mum on Possible Gang Correlation

Haverhill Police investigated a shooting on Beach Street in October 2018. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News)

Police examine the scene near 95 Beach St. on Monday, Oct. 22. (Jay Saulnier photographs for WHAV News)

The 18-year-old Haverhill resident shot in the city’s Mount Washington neighborhood just after 7:30 p.m. on Monday night is recovering in a Boston hospital with what police describe as “serious injuries.”

As WHAV was first to report, officers responded to the area of 95 Beach St., cordoning off intersection of Beach and Washington Streets with police tape. Eyewitnesses at the scene told WHAV the person shot was a male who was taken to Lawrence General Hospital. Haverhill Police later confirmed he was transported to a Boston hospital for further treatment.

Police were seen examining a red two-door Honda on Beach Street Monday night, though it is unclear what role the vehicle might play in the investigation.

Reached on Tuesday morning, Haverhill Police spokesman Capt. Stephen J. Doherty Jr. would not comment on if the shooting is gang-related. The department is accepting tips at 978-373-1212.

Monday marked Haverhill’s sixth reported shooting since January—two of them fatal. As WHAV exclusive reported, Eddy Almonte, the alleged gang member said to be behind Nike Colon’s May 17 murder, was indicted by a secret grand jury in June. The investigation into the May shooting death of Jeffrey Larkin on Emerson Street is ongoing.