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Police investigating shooting in Medford

Police in Medford are searching for suspects involved in a shooting after an apparent car crash late Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from police.

Officers responded to the area of Shepherd Road where they found two damaged vehicles, at least one of which had bullet holes, according to the police statement, which was sent late Sunday night. Shell casings were also found at the scene.

Police say the suspects fled the area and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Medford police posted an alert on Twitter at 4:29 p.m. alerting the public to stay away from the area surrounding St. Raphael Church. About 35 minutes later, the police posted an update on Twitter saying the church had been cleared, but noted that the surrounding area remained “active.”


Around 5:12 p.m., an e-mail alert from the city of Medford asked residents to stay in their homes “out of an abundance of caution.”

“A short time ago, two vehicles were involved in an incident on Pine Ridge Road, and shots were fired,” the message, which was forwarded to the Globe, read. “The suspects involved fled the immediate area, and police are actively investigating the incident. The suspects remain at large.”

The e-mail was apparently sent to subscribers who sign up for alerts through the city’s website.

No further information was immediately available.

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