A man who was shot on Monday night in Portland’s West End neighborhood remained hospitalized in stable condition on Tuesday.

Detectives were still waiting on Tuesday morning for clearing from the medical staff at Maine Medical Center to speak to the man and are continuing to investigate the motive for the shooting, said Lt. James Sweatt, a spokesman for the Portland Police Department.

Police had taken another man into custody on Tuesday night, but have since released him without charging him, Sweatt said. He declined to comment on that man’s involvement in the shooting.

Police received a report on Monday at about 8:30 p.m. of a disturbance and a shot fired at a residence at 146 Chadwick St., less than a block away from Maine Medical Center, Sweatt said.

“Both parties knew each other,” Sweatt said, though he declined to comment on how they knew each other.

“They may not realize what they saw is important,” he said. “If they witnessed this, we do want them to give us a call.”

Sweatt said detectives were also waiting to further examine inside the apartment building where the shooting took place to look for evidence. He said police were still unsure at this point how the shooting occurred and where exactly it happened.

Police did not release the identity of either of the men, and described them only as adults.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the Portland Police at 874-8575.


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