PLYMOUTH (CBS) — Police in Plymouth are searching for multiple suspects after shots were fired at a housing complex Wednesday morning. Authorities said the shooting happened at the Algonquin Terrace just before 10 a.m.

SWAT teams went door-to-door to try and find the suspects.

“The investigation suggests that this altercation was between two groups of individuals and was not a random act,” Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said.

Police say two suspects fled the area after the shooting. A weapon and some clothing was dropped at a nearby Walgreens, prompting businesses in the area to go into lockdown.

One person, who was at the shooting, was taken into custody and later released by police.

SWAT teams then moved to another complex across the street after there were reports that two suspects were seen entering one of the buildings. Police say it created a dangerous situation that required the heavy response.

“In this case it’s very dangerous because as operators are pulling up, the public and other departments that are assisting us, they’re at serious risk,” Chief Botieri said.

There have not been any reports of injuries.

Police are following several leads and believe they have the identity of two people involved in the incident. Chief Botieri said Wednesday afternoon there is no danger to the public in the area. The motive behind the shooting is unknown.

State troopers assisted local police in the response. ATF special agents also were on the scene.

During the investigation, eight Plymouth schools were under a “stay-in-place” order, meaning the doors are locked and no one can enter.

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