• Mass. men arrested following shots fired investigation


    SALEM, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) -  Three males from Massachusetts were arrested early Sunday morning following an investigation into a reported shot fired at the intersection of Maclarnon Road and South Policy Street in Salem, New Hampshire.

    Police responded to the intersection around 2:20 a.m. on Sunday for a report of several gun shots. 

    Upon arrival, officers were met by a resident who told police that he heard the sound of squealing tires and the acceleration of a vehicle.  He went to look and saw a dark colored sedan stopped in the roadway.  Two male occupants reportedly exited the vehicle, one of which fired several rounds from a handgun in the opposite direction, towards the Rte. 93 Exit 1 off ramp that crosses over South Policy Street.

    Shortly after the incident was reported, an officer spotted a dark colored sedan in the area of Rockingham Race Track that matched the description of the vehicle given by the witness.

    The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the three male occupants.

    The officer located a loaded handgun in the car; however, it was not the one used during the incident.  The males denied any involvement in the shooting, and officers were unable to definitively link the car to the crime.

    Jonathan Mai, 19, of Lowell, was arrested for carrying a firearm without a license.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 15.

    Bophann Pech, 19, of Lynn, was taken into custody and charged with minor in possession of alcohol.  He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 15.

    The second passenger, 17, was transported to headquarters to be released to family members.

    Anyone with information regarding the investigation is asked to contact the Salem Police Department at 603- 893-1911.

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