Former Brockton Basketball Star Killed in Shooting - NECN
Massachusetts

Massachusetts

The latest news from around the state

Former Brockton Basketball Star Killed in Shooting

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Officials have identified the man shot dead in Brockton, Massachusetts, Thursday night.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    A former Brockton, Massachusetts, basketball star was shot dead Thursday night. 

    The body of 26-year-old Henry Vargas, of Brockton, was found in a car on Albert Street around 11 p.m. 

    Vargas was a start basketball player for Brockton High School.

    Another male victim was injured and taken to Brockton Hospital.

    A neighbor who asked us not to identify him says he heard the shots ring out.

    The windows of a Jeep were blown out by gunfire. That Jeep sideswiped the man's car.

    "I heard many shots. I heard 8-10 shots," he said.

    There was also another crime scene on nearby Louis Street. That is the spot where a man and woman were taken in by police.

    There is no word from the DA's office about that scene and how it may be connected.

    Get the latest from necn anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android