A Chester Avenue home that has been a persistently problematic address for years was the setting for a double shooting last Sunday morning that took the life of one Chelsea man, Javier Ortiz, and seriously injured a second man.
On Tuesday night, Chelsea Police and State Police narrowed down the search for the alleged killer and apprehended him, charging Hector Enamorado, 36, of Chelsea, with murder and armed assault with intent to murder. He was arraigned in Chelsea District Court on Wednesday and held without bail. His next court appearance will be on Jan. 22.
Around 3:05 a.m. on Sunday morning, police were called to the Chester Avenue home, which is near the intersection of Shawmut Street.
Outside the home was a 34-year-old Chelsea man suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and bleeding all over the sidewalk. He pointed police to an apartment inside, where they found a 29-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds also.
Both victims were rushed to MGH in Boston.
Ortiz, 29, was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The 34-year-old man was admitted for serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Neither man lived at the Chester Avenue building, but both were shot inside an apartment there. No motive for the shooting was given at the arraignment on Wednesday.
The Suffolk County State Police Detective Unit responded to the scene with Chelsea Police detectives. State Police Crime Scene specialists scoured the scene well into Saturday morning gathering evidence from the apartment. They also conducted several interviews, though many neighbors were said to have told police they didn’t hear or see anything.
On Monday, the DA’s Office and Chelsea Police said they were seeking Enamorado.
He was arrested late on Tuesday night.
STABBING ON BROADWAY UNDER INVESTIGATION
Just two hours prior to the murder on Chester Avenue, Chelsea Police were already busy with a stabbing that occurred on Broadway around 12:45 a.m. last Sunday, Dec. 14.
The victim was an 18-year-old male from New Bedford. He was transported to MGH with injuries and is expected to survive the stabbing.
Based on the state of the evidence, Conley and Kyes said they do not believe the murder was related to the stabbing. Anyone with information on that incident is also asked to contact Chelsea Police.