1 Dead in Double Shooting at Dollar Tree Store in Brockton

Police didn't immediately say if anyone was in custody in connection with the shooting

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Two people were shot, one fatally, at a Dollar Tree store in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

Both of the victims were rushed to local hospitals from the store at 999 North Montello Street, which is also Route 28, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said. Both were shot inside the store.



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Brockton police said one of the people had died. Police didn't immediately say if anyone was in custody in connection with the shooting.

Surveillance video shows someone walking into Dollar Tree on North Montello Street Tuesday afternoon. Moments later, several people can be seen running out of the store.

After less than a minute, the person who had walked in can be seen leaving the store and taking off.

One person is dead and a second hurt in a shooting at a Dollar Tree store in Brockton, Massachusetts, on Tuesday.

Lisa Dower lives right across the street and came outside when she heard multiple police cars arriving. She saw one of the victims, who had managed to make it to the street.

"The gentleman was lying on the sidewalk," she said. "At first, he wasn't moving. I was scared for him, and then I saw his arms moving."

He was rushed to the hospital.

"When they put him on the gurney, I noticed blood around part of his leg," said Dower.

A bullet hole could be seen in a front window.

Investigators haven't said if the victims were shoppers or employees. Nearby residents who shop at the Dollar Tree often spoke highly of the workers.

"They're very helpful," said Alexander Williams. "They go out of their way, they're not aggravating, they're not impatient, they're doing their job, trying to make it like the rest of us out here."

NBC10 Boston has reached out to authorities for more information.

A spokesperson for Dollar Tree released a brief statement Tuesday night.

"We are aware of the tragic incident at our store in Brockton, MA (N. Montello St. location) this afternoon and are actively assisting law enforcement with their investigation.  Our hearts go out to the victims of this horrible crime."

The part of the city where the shooting occurred is a busy area with multiple other businesses, including an Advance Auto Parts next door and a Stop & Shop grocery store located across the street.

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