Saturday, July 20, 2024

A Somerville man has been charged in a shooting that took place early Sunday in Malden.

Mohamed Abdulaziz, 35, has been charged with armed assault with intent to murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm without a license and possession of ammunition in connection with those crimes, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and Malden chief of police Glenn Cronin on Tuesday.

He was to be arraigned at Massachusetts General Hospital via Zoom at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials believe that at around 2:22 a.m. Sunday, Abdulaziz entered the lobby of an apartment complex on Overlook Ridge Drive in Malden with a gun and fired, hitting a 33-year-old woman.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the woman, who remains hospitalized, was not the target, but that Abdulaziz entered the lobby targeting a man, possibly to rob him. During the altercation, that man also fired a weapon, Ryan and Cronin said. That man has not been found.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Malden Police at (781) 397-7171, text to 847-411 or go online to maldenpd.com.