Police hunt gunman after man shot in Methuen home invasion

METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police are on the hunt for a suspect in Methuen after a “targeted” man was shot during a home invasion early Friday morning.

Methuen police responded around 5:20 a.m. to the incident at a home on 35 Elmwood Road.

Authorities said the victim, a 46-year-old man, was shot once in the thigh by the suspect. That victim was taken by medical helicopter to a Boston hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

Surveillance video from the scene showed a hooded man with his face covered. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to contact police.

Authorities said the suspect entered the home and targeted a man, shooting him during a confrontation. They said the suspect then fled.

“He had a confrontation with the stepfather, which was the targeted person he was looking for,” Police Chief Joseph Solomon said of the shooter.

Police said the shooting is not connected to the ongoing manhunt in the Lowell area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Methuen police.

The incident is under investigation.


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