RANDOLPH (CBS) – Randolph Police locked down a middle school for about two hours and asked people to stay in their homes Tuesday morning after what they said was a “shots fired incident.”
It happened around 7:30 a.m. in front of the Rosemont Square apartments on Chestnut Street. There were no reports of any injuries.
Responding officers found three people believed to be involved nearby. One, a 15-year-old boy with a gun, was taken into custody. The two others were questioned but not arrested.
Police said they locked down the Randolph Community Middle School “out of an abundance of caution.” Officers searched High and Chestnut streets until about 10 a.m. when the lockdown was lifted.
“Very lucky that we didn’t have a fatality related to this,” said Police Chief Anthony Marag.
“I’ve never heard shots but it was just like boom, boom, boom,” said Unique Vazquez who lives nearby. “It sounded so close, I honestly thought it was right here because that’s where the cops were.”
There is no threat to the public. Police believe the people involved know each other.