, Mass. (WWLP) – One person was shot during a targeted shooting incident at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree Friday afternoon, and two men are in custody, according to police.
The Braintree Police Department said officers responded to a report of a shooting at the mall at 4:43 p.m. Upon arrival, police found a 15-year-old female who was suffering from a gunshot wound. The lockdown at the plaza was issued at 5:01 p.m.
Police Chief Mark Dubois said the 15-year-old was taken to an area hospital by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. Two suspects were detained and are in police custody following a brief manhunt. The suspects, two men, were taken into custody not far from the plaza. Their identities have not been released.
At this time, police have lifted both the shelter in place issued for surrounding neighborhoods and the lockdown at the mall.
The Massachusetts State Police, along with members of the SWAT team, are also in the area investigating the shooting. Investigators believe this was a “targeted incident of violence, not an active shooter,” involving two groups of people who were fighting.
This was not a random shooting, police added.
Anyone with video of the incident at the South Shore Plaza is asked to send it to police at email@example.com.
The South Shore Plaza is located at 250 Granite Street in Braintree, Massachusetts. Stores at the plaza include Macy’s, Nordstrom, DSW, Target, and many others.
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