BROCKTON (CBS) – Two young men have been shot at a hotel near the Westgate Mall in Brockton.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon when police were called to a Holiday Inn near the mall, where two crime scenes appeared to be set up — in a hallway and on the third floor.

One of the victims ran about 500 yards to the Westgate Mall for help. The other victim was flown to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. The other victim is expected to recover.

“Right now, we’re trying to figure out how many people are involved and what exactly occurred,” said Plymouth District Attorney Timothy Cruz. He said anyone who saw or hear anything at the hotel around 1:30 p.m. should speak to State Police.

Authorities do not believe that the shootings were random. They have not identified the victims or said whether they were looking for a third person involved in the shooting.


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