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CBS Boston November 16, 2021
Court documents show the woman who was Court documents show the woman who was shot leaving work in Salem, Massachusetts Monday night was denied a restraining order against the man who police say pulled the trigger. A judge denied the request just weeks before the shooting.
The woman, whose identity has not been released, was leaving Doyle Sailmakers where coworkers say she was a manager. The 33-year-old woman remains in the hospital with life threatening injuries.
Domestic violence advocates say this is an egregious failure of the system.
“We are confounded by how a protective order petition alleging felony level offenses could have been denied,” said Lyn Schollett of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.