TEWKSBURY, AUG. 8, 1968 — A 37-year-old Burlington man was found shot dead in a driveway on Emily Road. The victim, identified as Charles McCarthy of 11 Woodhill Road, Burlington, was found by police officers Donald Rubino and James Jones lying beside a car in the driveway of a house owned by Melvin Mahoney, reported to be his brother-in-law. The officers thought Mahoney was still in the house, so they summoned help from surrounding towns. The police used tear gas and then stormed the house armed with shotguns, but found it empty. Mahoney had gone across the street to the home of Thomas Healey, 29, had taken him hostage and forced him into his car. The two drove off together, but Mahoney later turned himself into Tewksbury police. — Shirley Yates and Mea Shaughnessy, Lowell Sun
18-year-old Linda Floyd of Woburn suffered a fractured skull when her car struck a truck head-on on Cambridge Street outside Burlington Medical Center at 11 p.m. She was transported to Choate Hospital, unconscious.
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