The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is likely linked to a group of “impact players,” many of whom have are known to police, but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said. Local police are working closely with the Middlesex District Attorney’s office, and other area law enforcement agencies, to learn more about the suspects. Despite the efforts, some Malden residents said they are unnerved by the violence.
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