LOWELL, MASS. (WHDH) - Lowell police are looking for an armed and dangerous man accused of shooting a victim several times in an alley Tuesday night.
Jose E. Aponte, 40, of Lowell, is wanted in connection with a shooting on Merrimack Street, police said.
Officers responding to the scene around 7 p.m. found a 35-year-old Lowell man suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdominal area, according to police.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment before being transported via ambulance to a Boston-area hospital.
Detectives learned through eye witness accounts and video footage that Aponte confronted the victim in the alley of 698-702 Merrimack St. with the intention of robbing him of money he believed the victim had, police said.
Aponte allegedly shot the victim several times during the altercation.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell Police Department at (978) 937-3200 of the Criminal Investigation Division at (978) 674-4501.
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