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: Boston Driver Says He Was 'Terrorized' By 20 To 30 Teens On Bicycles
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Malden police say they have one male suspect and are working with state police.
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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.