Northbridge Man Injured In Accidental Shooting

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NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – A resident of the Linwood Mills apartment complex in Whitinsville is recovering from a gunshot wound from an accidental shooting that occurred Tuesday morning.

Police said they responded to a call from Linwood Mills at about 6:30 a.m. According to a Linwood Mill resident, the unidentified man was found in the lobby of the building by another resident on her way to the mailboxes.

Police said the man accidentally discharged his firearm and the bullet struck him in the abdomen. He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester for treatment and discharged the same day.

Residents became fearful during the day as police investigated the incident, a resident said, but the apartment management team released a statement later in the day to reassure them there was no danger.

The statement said: “As many of you may be aware, there was an incident this morning on the property.  Management is working with the Northbridge Police Department who are investigating this incident. ..  Northbridge Police has assured us that there are no safety concerns for the residents. The police will keep management up to date on the investigation.”

The firearm was lawfully possessed and there was no danger to any of the residents, police said.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Northbridge Police Department and State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early’s office.

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I agree with slick59.... it is a Great place to live. Unfortunately someone along the way dropped the ball and it escalated to this point. 99.999% of the people living here are the best people that you'd ever want to meet!

@ Mike: Sadly these events will leave people scared to the point where they will start moving out! I was shocked when I learned that he qualified to live there... He should have lost his LTC after the stabbing incident.

Slick59, it is mind boggling..... (he must have local connections)
Hopefully, ATF and the State police are looking into this further!!

This is the second incident at this building in the last 2 months,the last incident was a male resident stabbed in the abdomen by 2 unknown assailants. I know I would think twice before I moved to this place. Not 1 security camera in the whole complex.The owners should be thinking more seriously about the tenants well being. The article says there was no danger to the residents,I guess a firearm being discharged in an occupied apartment building is no danger.

Same 'victim'! The stabbing was self inflicted and, I'm sure, the shooting was deliberate as well... He should not have access to firearms! In the meantime putting all these elderly residents in fear? They need to get him out~it's a nice place!