Sunday, May 26, 2024

A Google map detail shows the intersection where a double shooting took place early Saturday.

One shooting victim is dead and the second expected to survive after a 12:15 a.m. Saturday attack at Watson and Brookline streets, near Central Square.

The victims drove away from the scene to flag down a Cambridge Fire Truck, which alerted police, according to a citizen alert issued shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday. When police arrived, the found three people, two suffering from obvious gunshot wounds, in a white Cadillac. WCVB TV described as “bullet-riddled,” with photos showing at least 11 bullet holes, all in the front and driver-side windows of the car and all apparently directed toward the driver.  The two victims were taken to nearby hospitals where one,

James Lauture, 30, of Cambridge, was pronounced dead.  The other victim is expected to survive.

While no arrests have been made, police don’t believe the shooting was random, and residents should not be in fear of danger, police officials said.

Cambridge and state police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office are conducting an investigation into the shooting. District Attorney Gerry Leone has primary jurisdiction over this case and any further information and updates must be cleared by his office before they can be released to the public.

An autopsy will be conducted, police said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Members of the public with information they believe may be helpful can call Massachusetts State Police at (781) 897-6600 or Cambridge Police at (617) 349-3300.

Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message by sending a text to tip411 (847411). Begin the message with “tip650.” You will get a response from the Cambridge Police with the option to continue communicating. Tipsters can also visit here to stay anonymous or call; the anonymous crime tip hotline at (617) 349-3359.

This report was written primarily from a press release.