On Wednesday in Salem, Massachusetts, an 18-year-old basketball player for Salem State University was shot and died.
Carl-Hens Beliard has been identified as the victim.
He was a freshman at Salem State University and a native of Worcester.
Just hours after the city’s Halloween festivities came to a close, an 18-year-old basketball player from Salem State University was shot and died early on Wednesday in Salem, Massachusetts. Carl-Hens Beliard has been named as the guy.
Beliard was sitting in a vehicle near the university, at the intersection of 22 Forest Ave. and Lussier Street, when the event occurred, shortly before 1:30 a.m. Without further delay, he was brought to Salem Hospital, where his corpse was pronounced dead.
Who was Carl-Hens Beliard?
Carl-Hens Beliard had just turned eighteen. He played collegiate basketball at Salem State University. Beliard was a freshman at the University of Worcester and a citizen of Worcester.
Paul F. Tucker, the district attorney for Essex County, expressed his condolences to the victim’s family, the SSU community, and other individuals for the senseless gun murder. He conveyed his deep sorrow about it. To discover and apprehend the individual guilty for this terrible act, investigators from the State Police operating under his leadership, officials from Salem State University, and the Salem Police Department are collaborating.
Officials claim that early results of the inquiry show the shooting was not an act of violence committed at random.
Salem State University President John Keenan, a father and prominent professor, expressed profound grief over the tragedy, calling it a horrific event that impacted the whole community and every parent’s worst nightmare.
Salem resident Alyssa Jackson said that first she believed it was a vehicle break-in as her car alarm had gone off. However, upon closer inspection, they discovered that one of the windows had a gunshot hole in it.
This incident occurred just after a Halloween celebration that drew thousands of visitors to the city. According to Jackson, gun incidents are uncommon, but noise from college-related events is common due to the area’s closeness to the school.
Leading the investigation are detectives from the Salem Police Department and the Essex County District Attorney’s Office State Police Detective Unit.