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Following a lengthy investigation led by
Detectives Shaun McLellan and Jesse Fabian of the Lawrence Police Gang Unit,
five individuals have been charged in connection with a shooting that took place on
Friday evening September 7th on Poplar Street. An 18 year old Lawrence man suffered a non life-threatening gun shot wound to the leg, he was treated on scene by EMTs and Paramedics from Lawrence General Hospital. He was transported by ambulance to that facility, and subsequently transported to a Boston Hospital where he was treated and released the next day. The following individuals have been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder and several firearms related charges:
Angel Rodriguez age 19 of Lawrence
age 18 of Lawrence,
Celestino Escalera age 24 of Haverhill
age 19 of Haverhill.
Additionally, Tyler Fitzgerald age 25 of Andover has been arrested
and charged with accessory after the fact.
Escalera also suffered a non life-threatening gun shot
wound in the incident and was brought by car to the Lawrence General Hospital
Emergency Room. As a result of this lengthy and thorough
investigation, 5 dangerous individuals have been taken off the street, and two illegal firearms were recovered and taken off the street.