Multiple Shootings Put Hospital on Lockown/Diversion, Gunshot Victim Dies in Crash

Tom Duggan – 10-23-17

Another busy night for Lawrence police as the epidemic of shootings and gang violence had all patrol cars in the city tied up for hours. 

Police responding to a terrible car accident on South Union Street discovered the man behind the wheel of the car had at least one bullet hole in his chest. He was transported to Lawrence General but did not make it. 

While police were on their way to that scene, detectives were scouring Howard Park on Lawrence Street after a shootout that sources say lead to three gunshot victims being dumped off at Holy Family Hospital. All have been transported to Boston for medical treatment. 

Sources tell the Valley Patriot that some of the victims were also shooters. 

The hospital, unable to handle the situation, went on lockdown and diverted all ambulances and patients to Lawrence General for at least half an hour. The lockdown has since been lifted. 

Lawrence police did not release the name of the murder victim who crashed on South Union Street. 


Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan is president and publisher of The Valley Patriot Newspaper in North Andover, Massachusetts. He is an author, host of the Paying Attention TV/Radio Program, lectures on media bias and police issues, is a former Lawrence School Committeeman, former political director for Mass. Citizens Alliance, and a 1990 Police Survivor. You can email your comments to

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9 Responses to Multiple Shootings Put Hospital on Lockown/Diversion, Gunshot Victim Dies in Crash

  1. jennifer imperato Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 5:54 AM

    what can the average citizen do/ i thought things were getting better..

  2. Truth Hertz Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 7:53 AM

    This id’s why we’re building the wall.

    • Hshdhdu Reply

      October 24, 2017 at 8:21 AM

      You ain’t building shit bitch

    • Aby Reply

      October 24, 2017 at 4:13 PM

      Youre a fucking idiot!

  3. Tom Duggan

    Tom Duggan Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    things are not getting better and yes this is just another reason we need a wall.

    • Yodi Reply

      October 24, 2017 at 6:58 PM

      You’re a Fucking Racist

  4. Truth Hertz Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    Build the wall. We’re done.


  5. Laughing in disgust Reply

    October 24, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    It ain’t Mexicans shootin up Lawrence. It’s mostly Domoincans it’s a fact look at the arrests for drugs and kidnap gangs

  6. Analiz Reply

    October 25, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    Yall dumb af don’t matter where it is, who it is. Shit is getting worst. U can build a wall as highest the sky there still violence. So yall keep thinking is imigrants cuz we are all imigrants. Is not ur land ur ancestors imigrated here to be free. Before u give ur stupid coment learn ur history. Cuz we had civil war white on white right? Right. Thanks

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