One man was killed and another wounded in a shooting Tuesday night in Lowell, Massachusetts, authorities said Wednesday.
The shooting was not believed to be random, according to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.
Police responded to a report of gunfire at 8:37 p.m. in the area of L and Coburn streets. When officers arrived, an 18-year-old man was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, authorities said.
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He was taken to Lowell General Hospital where he was later pronounced dead, prosecutors said. The man was identified by police as Luis DeJesus, of Lowell.
A preliminary investigation suggested that the shooting happened in the area of Jewett and West 4th streets. Prosecutors said they found a gun at the scene.
During the investigation, authorities said a second victim, a man in his 20s, had been treated at an area hospital for gunshot wounds at about the same time as the first shooting. That victim's injuries were described as "non-fatal."
"It is believed that the two parties are known to each other and that these two incidents are connected," the district attorney's office wrote in a release.
The incident remains under investigation by the Lowell Police Department and State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney's Office.