A 15-year-old male is in custody and police are searching for others in connection with a gunfire incident Tuesday morning in Randolph, Massachusetts that prompted a middle school to temporarily be placed in lockdown.
Randolph Police Chief Anthony Marag said the person was arrested after as many as six shots were fired in front of the Rosemont Square apartments on Chestnut Street. Police continued to look for two others in connection with the incident.
Earlier, Randolph police asked temporarily residents to shelter in place as authorities searched for suspects. Randolph Community Middle School was temporarily placed in lockdown "out of an abundance of caution."
Police later said the shelter in place guidance as well as the school lockdown had been lifted.
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The search came after police received reports of multiple shots fired in the area of Chestnut and High streets.
Aerial footage at one point showed officers at the door of a home.
Lisa Clement says her granddaughter was on her way to the middle school at around 7 am when she was told turn back.
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“She was walking to school and they turned around the police did and what did they tell here you can’t go to school," Clement said. "She didn’t know…”
Massachusetts State Police officers were assisting in the search. It remained unclear what prompted the gunfire.