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Manhunt After Shots Fired Into Vehicle, Wounding Woman, in Hudson, Mass.

A nearby school was put on lockdown as a precaution

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A woman was wounded when shots were fired into a vehicle in Hudson, Massachusetts, Thursday afternoon, and the shooter is at large, authorities said.

The information, based on a preliminary investigation, comes from the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

A man called 911. It's unclear if he was with the victim at the time.

The victim was rushed to a hospital by ambulance. There was no update on her condition Thursday night.

Following the shooting there was a major police presence in the neighborhood. Officers with long guns drawn as they searched for the gunman who fled the scene left neighbors unsettled.

"I did say my garage was unlocked so they went in and searched it," Diane Chaves said. "They didn't find anything, thank God."

As a precaution, Camela A. Farley Elementary School was placed on lockdown after the roughly 2 p.m. shooting on Howe Street, prosecutors said. Students were released through a controlled dismissal; parents have been notified.

"I had a son at Farley up the street, so we got the call that they were in lockdown, so that was scary," Chaves said. "But I knew they were safe because I knew the shooting happened here."

Some school bus trips were suspended at Quinn Middle School.

One woman, whose son Pedro goes to Quinn Middle School, was terrified for her child.

"My mom texted me and said, "do not go on the bus," because something happened," Pedro Pinheiro said.

Police cruisers, a fire truck and an ambulance were seen at the scene.

Massachusetts State Police, Hudson police and the Middlesex District Attorney's Office are investigating the shooting, prosecutors said.

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