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One dead, one injured after shooting in Salem Monday evening

Authorities are investigating a shooting in Salem Monday evening that left one man dead and a woman with life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The man, 55, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett and Salem Police Chief Lucas Miller in a joint statement. The 33-year-old woman was taken to Salem Hospital and then flown to a Boston hospital in critical condition.

Salem police responded at about 5:07 p.m. to the area of 3 Technology Way after receiving multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired, officials said.

The man and woman “are believed to be known to one another,” but the exact nature of their relationship is not currently known, officials said. They are both believed to be from New Hampshire.


The woman works at a manufacturing facility at Technology Way, according to the statement. She left work prior to the incident, Miller told reporters at the scene.

A firearm was recovered from the scene and there is no current threat to the public, Miller said.

“Obviously, when there are shots fired, we want to be as careful as possible, and there was a large police response to the area, but we have no reason to believe that there are outstanding perpetrators,” he said at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the district attorney’s office, Salem police, and the Essex State Police Detective Unit.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Salem police at 978-745-9700, the district attorney’s office at 978-745-6610, or to anonymously leave a tip via the Salem police tip line at 978-619-5627.

Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch.