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Man is shot in the neck at Canton apartment

The terror is obvious in the woman’s voice.

“Hello! Somebody just shot through my door! They shot through my door!’’ she tells Canton police in a chilling 911 telephone call she made early Friday morning. “My boyfriend got shot in the neck! Hurry!’

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“All right,’’ the dispatcher says. “We’ll be right down.’’

Officers responded at 2:22 to 646 ­Chapman St., where they found the woman’s boyfriend bleeding from a bullet wound to his neck. He was flown to Boston Medical Center with what police said are not life-threatening injuries.

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“He was conscious and talking when we got there,’’ said Deputy Police Chief Helena Findlen. “He is lucky.’’

Police do not believe the shooting was a random act.

“It doesn’t sound like he saw much,’’ Findlen said of the victim. “We are just trying to piece all the [information] together.’’

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Police also did not identify the victim. Findlen said he lives with the the woman who made the 911 call and her children, in a second-floor unit.

She said police recovered one spent shell casing and one bullet at the scene. The shooter fled and is still at large. Findlen said the shooting was the first in town since at least 2011.

Globe correspondent Lauren Dezenski contributed to this
report.
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