Chelsea police investigate Monday morning shooting

Chelsea Police Detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that was reported in the hallway of 61 Shurtleff Street Monday.

Chelsea officers responded to a call of a gunshot victim at that address. Officers found Rigoberto Herrara, 39, of the same address who was conscious and alert after being shot twice in the arm by a lone assailant.

The victim said while walking home he was followed by a young light skinned Hispanic male wearing a red and blue hooded sweatshirt that entered the doorway of the his home in an apparent robbery attempt.

Herrara was shot at three times and struck twice in the attack.

The shooter reportedly fled on foot toward Essex Street.

Herrara was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital and is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. Chelsea Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Chelsea residents are reminded they can provide information anonymously to the Police Department by calling the 24 hr Crime Stoppers TIP line at 617-466-4880 or texting the word Chelsea and then their message to tip411 (847411) from their cell phone. Anonymous web tips can also be submitted right from the Police Departments website at

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