HYANNIS – Barnstable Police and state troopers rushed toward Main Street after reports of a male shooting victim inside a car.
At around 9:30 p.m., first responders located the male shooting victim inside a sedan stopped in the middle of Main Street, just past the intersection with Bassett Lane. The road was completely shut down due to the sudden traffic caused by the vehicle taking up the one and only lane. A Hyannis FD ambulance was rerouted down Sea Street and up Main Street the wrong way.
A young adult male was unconscious when placed on the stretcher. EMTs appeared to be doing CPR. The patient was loaded into a Hyannis ambulance and transported from the scene.
A section of Main Street was taped off and completely closed down for a period of time as police worked the scene. Outdoor diners, children and families watched the entire emergency scene unfold. The scene put a damper on things as some visitors packed up to leave the area.
Meanwhile, police also worked a scene in the area of Veteran’s Beach on Ocean Street, believed to possibly be shooting scene, according to initial police radio transmissions. In Dennis, state police transmissions revealed that a suspect had possibly been taken into custody but that the firearm had not been recovered. HN NOTE: The details mentioned in this paragraph are solely based on police radio traffic and have not yet been officially confirmed one way or another.
The investigation is still very active and ongoing. The victim’s condition is unknown at the time of this report. HN will provide official updates as they become available. The following HN Video highlights the scene where the victim was found on Main Street in Hyannis.
BPD PRESS RELEASE – August 31, 2021
On Monday August 30, 2021, at approximately 9:19pm the Barnstable Police Department and Hyannis Fire Department responded to the area of Main Street and Bassett Lane in Hyannis for reports of a victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival Officers made contact with a 26 year old male that had an apparent, non-life threatening gunshot wound to his lower torso. The victim was transported to Cape Cod Hospital where he remains in stable condition. Further investigation by the Barnstable Police Patrol Division and Detective Unit revealed that the wound was sustained when an unknown individual fired several rounds at the victim’s vehicle at a location in Hyannis. The victim then attempted to drive himself to the hospital, however upon reaching Main Street he was unable to drive any further. This investigation remains active and ongoing as this incident is not believed to be a random act.
If you have any information regarding this incident you are encouraged to contact Detective Steven Barrette at 508-778-3877.
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