Police Respond to Gunfire at Same Bradford Home as a Year Ago

Police Respond to Gunfire at Same Bradford Home as a Year Ago

A military-style vehicle, marked as Haverhill Police, appeared last October in front of a South Em Street home. (WHAV News photograph.)

Front view of Navistar International truck deployed by Haverhill Police last fall. (WHAV News photograph.)

Almost a year apart, Haverhill Police Monday night found themselves again responding to a report of gun shots in a populous Bradford neighborhood.

Police found evidence of a firearm fired at about 10:30 p.m., at 136 S. Elm St., said Detective Lt. Robert P. Pistone, police spokesman. It is the same address that saw the local debut last October of a surplus military truck, known as a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected—or MRAP—vehicle. Pistone declined to say whether a home or vehicle was shot until an investigation is complete.

“No one was injured, and this is not believed to be a random act. Haverhill Police will increase patrols in the area,” Pistone said.

Last Oct. 12, residents of a Bradford home escaped injuries after suspected gang members fired bullets during a drive-by assault on the South Elm Street residence. At that time, bullets penetrated the second floor living area of the home, as evidenced by damage to the building.

“Witnesses stated a male party fled toward South Pleasant Street after reporting he fired multiple shots into the dwelling,” Pistone said at the time.

Haverhill Police are asking the public for any information about the shooting or suspects. Residents may call 978-373-1212 where they may leave an anonymous tip.

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Published at Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:19:30 +0000