MALDEN (CBS) – A Malden shooting in the area of Eastern Avenue and Bryant Street around 6:30 p.m. Saturday was not random, police say.
The 23-year-old male victim was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Malden police say they have one male suspect and are working with state police.READ MORE: 'Had A Heart Of Gold': Construction Worker Killed In Newton Identified As Russell Harron
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“The preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting occurred as part of a suspected drug transaction,” said a statement from the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.