Stoughton Police Call Off Search After 18-Year-Old Victim Is Shot Thursday

STOUGHTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Stoughton called off their search for suspects in a shooting Thursday night that left an 18-year-old victim injured.

The shooting happened around 8:45 p.m. at the teen’s home on Sumner Street.

A shelter in place was issued in the neighborhood as authorities searched the area and surrounding towns for the suspects. One of the suspects was described as a black man with short dread locks.

Police said they believe it was a targeted shooting, but the suspects were considered armed and dangerous.

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After several hours, authorities called off their search. They encouraged residents to remain aware of their surroundings, and to call 911 if they see something out of place.

Police announced Friday morning that the teen suffered a non-life threatening injury from a single gunshot wound.

“We would like to stress to the neighboring community that our streets are safe. If we thought they weren’t we would communicate that to you,” Stoughton Police said in a Facebook post.

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