Two people were hurt in a shooting Saturday night in Stoughton, Massachusetts, including a teenage girl, police said.
The gunshots rang out after a baby shower ended, according to investigators.
"There was sort of a chaotic scene, people trying to flee," Stoughton police Lt. John Bonney said.
Police hadn't made any arrests as of Sunday evening and were asking for the public's help finding the person or people responsible.
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The gunfire on Porter Street and Washington Street was reported around 10:40p.m., officials said. There were two crime scenes, police said, one outside a function hall and another outside a convenience store in the town's downtown.
As many as 20 or more shots were fired from at least 3 different caliber weapons, police said. Investigators believe the suspect or suspects may have waited outside for the baby shower to end, then opened fire.
“The first thing I think — I just grab my son because he’s only 3 years old,” said Eddie Hernandez, who hid with his family in their nearby basement when they heard the gunshots.
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Two people were taken to nearby hospitals with undisclosed injuries. One of the victims is a teenager, the other a man.
Both are expected to survive, but Bonney decried the danger to the public.
“What’s unfortunate about these types of events is just sort of the callous disregard for public safety,” he said.