Middleborough, MA – Police have asked residents to shelter in place while they search for an “active shooter” on Friday morning.
“STAY AWAY FROM THE AREA !!!!! Anyone living on Evergreen shelter in place!” the Middleborough Police Department posted to its official Facebook page at 9:35 a.m. on July 9.
Those who don’t live nearby the area were asked to avoid it entirely, WCVB reported.
Massachusetts State Police were assisting Middleborough police in the hunt for a gunman off Route 28 near Grove Street and Evergreen Drive, WBTS reported.
State police issued an update that said a male suspect wearing fatigues had fled into the woods west of Evergreen at Route 28.
Middleborough is located south of Boston and west of Plymouth.
The scene of the shooting is located near Interstate 495, according to WBTS.
Officials have not released any information about how many people may have been shot.
Police have set up a large perimeter around the area where they believe the suspect may be hiding, The Standard-Times reported.
A large-scale search is underway involving multiple law enforcement agencies.
🚨 Big Breaking 🚨
— The Broadcaster🎥 (@BrotxtMe) July 9, 2021
UPDATE Incident reported approx 9:14 am, area of Grove St, male suspect reportedly wearing fatigues fled into woods west of Evergreen at Rt 28. MSP patrols & tactical units assisting local officers and @SEMLEC_SAR @MiddleboroughPD has initiated reverse-911 shelter in place call. https://t.co/B65rss6JWo
— Mass State Police (@MassStatePolice) July 9, 2021
There is currently a shelter in place order in the area of West Grove Street (Route 28) near North Grove Street for an active shooter incident. @MiddleboroughPD are actively searching the area.￼ (📸: L 3653) https://t.co/i9e9Hw67IO pic.twitter.com/lctrrG2KxT
— Mike Saccone (@mikesacconetv) July 9, 2021
BREAKING! Middleborough, Massachusetts: Police responding to active shooter situation in Middleborough.
Police are warning of an active incident occurring at Market Grinding Knife Comapny. There is currently no information regarding injuries.
* Courtesy of Police Frequency pic.twitter.com/hTXg0h0P3W
— 💫Queen of 1️⃣7️⃣ (Post Apocalypse)🥃❤️🇺🇲✝️ (@AreYouAwaQe) July 9, 2021
BREAKING: AN ACTIVE SHOOTER situation happening in Middleboro. Police telling people in the West Grove Street area to shelter in place (route 28). @AlexDiPrato & @samsminkWHDH on the way to the scene. #7news pic.twitter.com/sHA3bAOZ2F
— Amaka Ubaka (@AmakaUbakaTV) July 9, 2021
I work in an office building, I just got 3 calls from the police department stating there’s an on going police matter in the area and to shelter in place. Come to find out, it’s an active shooter.
— Hail (@allhailme_) July 9, 2021
UPDATE: The suspect who opened fire outside a Massachusetts Department of Transportation public works facility was captured by police at about 11:30 a.m., WBSM reported.
There have not been any reports of gunshot victims at this time.
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