Bystander In Weymouth Shooting Was Intentionally Shot, DA Says

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 Flowers left at a makeshift memorial for Vera Adams in Weymouth. (Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

WEYMOUTH (WBZ-AM) -- It was initially suspected that the second victim in Sunday's Weymouth shootings was struck by a stray bullet--but the Norfolk District Attorney's office said 77-year-old Vera Adams was targeted by the shooter.

The DA's office said this happened just after Lopes allegedly assaulted Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna with a rock, stole his gun, and shot him with it ten times.

Mark Torchetti was delivering newspapers on Torrey Street early Sunday right before the shooting. He didn't know Adams, but like many others, returned to Adams' house Tuesday to pay his respects.

"It was about a half hour before everything broke loose, it was very peaceful, quiet, like a normal Sunday morning," he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Shari Small. "And then obviously, a half hour later, all hell broke loose."

Tina Roth, who lives down the street, also stopped by.

"I just feel that this woman suffered a senseless loss because of this man, and my heart just breaks for her and her family, and I wanted to leave something to just hope that she is at peace now," she said.

A makeshift memorial on her front lawn continued to grow.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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