BROCKTON (CBS) – A man was killed in a double shooting early Monday in Brockton.
He was one of two people were wounded by gunfire just after midnight at the corner of Myrtle and Blaine streets, about two hours after a block party ended there.
While the block party has not been linked to the shooting, the city said they would not be giving out any more permits while police investigate.
The man was rushed to Brockton Hospital where he died. The other victim, a woman, was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital and then Boston Medical Center with what police describe as “non-life threatening injuries.”
Their names have not been made public yet.
A car and a moped were towed away from the scene just after sunrise.
Patricia Vicente, the owner of the house where the block party was held, said neither she nor her children knew the targeted victim and that they weren’t at her party.
“Our party was over, you can see nothing was happening at my house,” Vicente said.
Many neighbors were still frustrated the block party was able to happen.
According to Mayor Bill Carpenter, the block party had a permit approved by both the police and fire department but there could have been a house party in the area that followed.
Carpenter said block parties were a problem in the city.
Other residents commented that Vicente’s family liked to party, but they were good people.
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.
It’s the second double shooting in Brockton in 24 hours.
Early Sunday morning, two men were shot outside a bar on Field Street, according to the Brockton Enterprise.