Woman Hurt In 'Random' Canton Shooting

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Canton Police headquarters. (Chris Fama/WBZ NewsRadio)

CANTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Canton police investigated what they called a "random" shooting in what is considered to be a quiet neighborhood that left one woman with a non-life-threatening injury.

The shooting on York Street occurred just after 10 p.m. on Monday. The 20-year-old victim, who was not identified, was struck in the leg by a stray bullet fired from one car to another. Police said she was innocent.

One neighbor reported hearing what sounded like fireworks.

"There was a crackling sound," said Bill Baran. "We wouldn't assume there were gunshots in this neighborhood because there's no criminal activity that we know."

Baran said he and his wife didn't think there was a problem until they woke up in the middle of the night and saw lights from police vehicles in front of their house.

Police closed the street, and used K9 units to search nearby woods for clues. By Tuesday morning, they said a motive for the shooting had not been determined, but believed the shots were not directed at the victim.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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