The man killed in an overnight shooting in Salem has been identified as a Salem State University student.
18-year-old Carl Hens Beliard was found with a fatal gunshot wound after neighbors reported hearing a burst of gunfire and a vehicle crash.
The vehicle Beliard was in had at least one bullet hole in a window. The car had crashed to a stop against a wall in front of a home.
North High Polar Bears issued the following statement: To our Worcester family, we are beyond heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of one of our Champions. Carl Hens-Beliard(pictured) was tragically taken from his family, his North High teammates, and his Salem State Varsity Team early this morning in Salem MA.
The news is covering this story, so we won’t divulge details in this post. Carl was a wonderful young man who was continuing his education at Salem State and joined the Salem State Vikings basketball team after a summer of enjoying all the accolades of his championship status.
We are processing this all and his teammates are currently with appropriate professionals considering the gravity of this news. We love you, Carl. RIP and Godspeed young man. If you pray, please pray for his mother and family.