DA says teen shot to death during large party at Northborough house


Three people will be charged Monday after a Massachusetts teen was shot to death during a large house party in Northborough, according to authorities. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the 16-year-old victim was from Bellingham. He said the superintendent of Bellingham Public Schools has been notified that a teenager from that area has been shot. Bellingham Public Schools Superintendent Peter Marano confirmed to NewsCenter 5 that the shooting victim is a Bellingham resident, but noted that the 16-year-old was not a student of the school district. Marano wrote in an email to Newscenter 5. “Our thoughts are with the family of the victim of this senseless incident.” Marano also wrote that the school district was aware that other young Bellingham residents were also present there. There was a party when the firing happened. “We have been in close contact with our partners at the Northboro Police Department and we are confident that this was an isolated incident of violence and there is no threat to anyone in Bellingham or the schools,” Marano wrote. , “Out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence at the high school in the coming days. Additionally, guidance staff will be available at the high school to speak with anyone affected by this tragic incident.” Authorities said that shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, a partygoer stopped a police officer and told them someone brandished a gun at 333 Howard St., the property where the party was being held. That Northborough police officer requested assistance from the state police and police departments in nearby communities. Early said as officers were preparing to enter the property, which is about two acres, they heard multiple gunshots. At that time, police entered the property and home, where Early said there were about 300 people there, in what he described as a “chaotic scene.” “First responders from the Northborough Fire Department provided medical aid to the 16-year-old shooting victim at the scene. According to Early, a Northborough police officer and Massachusetts State Police troopers carried the teen to a waiting ambulance. The district attorney said the victim He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead. “Our hearts go out to the victim and his family during this senseless act of violence. It's especially hard being Mother's Day.” A 17-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks during a house party, Northborough Police Chief Brian Griffin said. That shooting victim was taken to Marlboro Hospital to be treated for his injuries. And has since been released. Two other people were treated at Marlboro Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Earley also said those with visible injuries were treated at the scene. He was treated but refused further medical care and refused to be taken to the hospital. Three adults were arrested on firearms-related charges in connection with the incident, according to the district attorney. Griffin, who is not a Northboro resident, will be arraigned Monday in Westboro District Court. Video below: DA describes fatal shooting during Northboro house party Griffin initially said was in contact with the owner of that house. was where a party was held over the past few days in an effort to determine whether or not there would be a party at the property.'' Last month, we received information – after the fact – that a large gathering had taken place. We did have some intelligence about it,” Griffin said. “We've talked to the homeowner about it and he assured us that was the last thing that happened. Obviously, that was not the case.” “Northborough Police told them they did not want a party at this house, and I commend Northborough Police for what they are doing in this regard, trying to control the situation. ,” Early said. “I believe they were told there would be no party.” Howard Street residents told NewsCenter 5 reporter Ted Wayman that large parties are common at the 333 Howard St. property. It usually starts around 12:30 a.m.,” said one resident. The Howard Street property where the big party took place is listed on vacation rental websites and is described as a peaceful vacation cottage that sleeps seven. There are bedrooms, a guest house, a pool and extensive yard space for entertaining. Griffin said the homeowner was on his property when the party took place, but it is unclear whether the homeowner was the one who threw the party or was someone who rented the home for the night. This incident is being investigated by multiple Massachusetts State Police units and several local police departments. Anyone with information or video is asked by Griffin to call Northborough Police at 508-393-1515.

Three people will be charged Monday after a Massachusetts teen was shot to death during a large house party in Northborough, according to authorities.

Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the 16-year-old victim was from Bellingham. He said the superintendent of Bellingham Public Schools has been notified that a teenager from that area has been shot.

Bellingham Public Schools Superintendent Peter Marano confirmed to NewsCenter 5 that the shooting victim is a Bellingham resident, but noted that the 16-year-old boy was not a student in the school district.

“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim of this senseless incident,” Marano wrote in an email to NewsCenter 5.

Marano also wrote that the school district is aware that other young Bellingham residents were at the party at the time of the shooting.

“We have been in close contact with our partners at the Northboro Police Department and we are confident that this was an isolated incident of violence and there is no threat to anyone in Bellingham or the schools,” Marano wrote. “Police presence will be increased there out of an abundance of caution.” [Bellingham] High School in the coming days. Additionally, guidance staff will be available to speak to anyone affected by this tragic incident at the high school.”

Authorities said that shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, a partygoer called a police officer and told them someone had brandished a gun at 333 Howard St., the property where the party was being held.

That Northborough police officer requested assistance from the state police and police departments in nearby communities.

Early said as officers were preparing to enter the property, which is about two acres, they heard multiple gunshots.

At that time, police entered the property and home, where Early said there were about 300 people there, in what he described as a “chaotic scene”.

Northborough Fire Department first responders provided medical aid to the 16-year-old shooting victim at the scene. According to Early, a Northborough police officer and Massachusetts State Police troopers carried the teen to a waiting ambulance. The district attorney said the victim was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead.

Northboro Police Chief Brian Griffin said, “Our thoughts are with the victim and the victim's family during this senseless act of violence. It is especially difficult being Mother's Day.”

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks during a house party, Early said. The shooting victim was taken to Marlboro Hospital for treatment of his injuries and has since been released.

Two other people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Marlboro Hospital, the district attorney said. Early also said that people who had visible injuries were treated at the scene, but did not seek further medical care and refused to be taken to the hospital.

Early said three adults were arrested on firearms-related charges in connection with the incident. The suspects, who are not Northborough residents, will be arraigned in Westboro District Court on Monday, according to the district attorney.

Video below: DA describes fatal shooting during Northborough house party

Early said Griffin had been in contact with the owner of the home where the party was held over the past few days in an effort to determine whether there would be a party at the property.

“Last month, we received information – after the fact – that there was a large gathering there. We had some intelligence about that,” Griffin said. “We have spoken to the landlord about this and he has assured us that this is the last time. Obviously, this was not the case.”

“Northborough police told them they did not want a party at this house, and I commend Northborough police for what they're doing in that regard, trying to control the situation,” Early said. ” “I believe they were told there would be no party.”

Howard Street residents told NewsCenter 5 reporter Ted Wayman that large parties are common at the 333 Howard St. property.

“It usually starts around 12:30 in the morning,” said one resident.

The Howard Street property where the big party took place is listed on vacation rental websites and is described as a peaceful vacation cottage with seven bedrooms, a guest house, a pool and expansive yard space for entertaining.

Griffin said the homeowner was on his property when the party took place, but it is unclear whether the homeowner was the one who hosted the party or whether it was someone who rented the home for the night.

This incident is being investigated by multiple Massachusetts State Police units and several local police departments. Anyone with information or video of Griffin is asked to call Northborough Police at 508-393-1515.


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