Police in Malden are searching for the people responsible for two separate shootings Saturday.
The first was reported about 2:30 a.m., steps from the K-8 Ferryway School at the intersection of Cross and Ferry streets. Officers found a man suffering from life-threatening injuries, according to a statement by the office of Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone Jr.
The victim, who police did not identify, was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital. Leone’s office indicated that investigators believe the shooting was not random.
The second shooting, reported about 3:40 p.m. near Middlesex Avenue in downtown Malden, sent another victim to Massachusetts General Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, said Marc Gatcomb, a spokesman for the Malden Police.
“There was some sort of confrontation there” between two parties over a love interest, Gatcomb said about the second shooting.
A witness spotted four people getting into a gray Nissan sedan and fleeing. The car was recovered in Medford shortly after the confrontation, with no occupants, Gatcomb said.
No arrests had been made as of late Saturday.