Two Chelsea Residents Wounded in Shooting

An early morning shooting Monday has left two Chelsea residents wounded.

The shooting occured at 1:30 a.m. in the area of 460 Broadway. Responding officers observed the first victim, later identified as Ricardo Rodriguez, 23, of Chelsea lying in the street after being shot twice in the torso. A second victim later identified as Manuel Hernandez, 28, of Chelsea was found inside the Chung Wah restaurant suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg.

Witnesses said that a light skinned Hispanic male wearing dark clothing fired at the two victims and then fled the area. Chelsea Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Both victims are recovering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds at Massachusetts General Hospital and are listed in Stable condition

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 or by downloading the free MyPD application available for Iphone and Android Smartphones.

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