UPDATE: Man shot in Northborough, suspect flees


By Laura Hayes, Contributing Writer

A Northborough Police Officer stands in front of a barricade on Maynard Street near the intersection of Macallister Drive. (Photo/Laura Hayes)

UPDATE: Northborough Police are asking nearby residents to check their video or camera footage for a dark colored sedan.

NORTHBOROUGH – A man was seriously injured after being shot in the leg, May 10, according to Northborough Chief of Police William Lyver Jr.

No arrests have been made yet.

Northborough police responded at 1:26 p.m. to a 911 call for a person who was shot in the leg in the 50 block of Maynard Street.

Lyver said when police initially responded, they found a man in the street with “serious injuries.” A “good Samaritan,” who is a paramedic student, rendered first aid and applied a tourniquet to the man’s.

He was transported to the hospital.

“Last I heard, he was in surgery,” Lyver told the Community Advocate later in the afternoon.

Lyver said none of the neighboring homes were involved in the shooting. He said the victim and the shooter may have been known to each other. Lyver said there is no reason to believe the suspect is from Northborough.

A witness told police that the suspect fled in an “awaiting car parked nearby” described as a dark colored sedan.

In a Facebook post May 11, police asked Northborough residents who live on Maynard, Howard or Brewer streets and have video security systems or doorbell cameras to review their footage from May 10 between 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. and look for a dark colored sedan.

“This does not appear to be a random act,” Police wrote May 10. “We have no further information about the shooter or motive at this time. The investigation remains active.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department at 508-393-1515 or Detective Kevin Fruwirth at 508-393-1522.

This is an ongoing story. It will be updated with any additional information that becomes available…