Two arrested after 1 person shot at Boston-area mall, police say

Two arrested after 1 person shot at Boston-area mall, police say
Police responded to the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, amid reports of an active shooter. (Gerd Altmann/Pixabay)

BRAINTREE, Mass. — Two people were arrested Friday in connection with a shooting at a Boston-area mall that wounded one person, authorities said.

Update 7:43 p.m. EDT July 3: Braintree police said two men were in custody after the shooting at the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, WFXT reported.

The lockdown at the mall and the shelter-in-place for surrounding neighborhoods were lifted, the television station reported.

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Police said the two men fled the scene on foot after the shooting but were later found and arrested. It is unclear where they were found, WFXT reported.

According to officials, the shooting occurred at 4:43 p.m., and stores were immediately placed under lockdown. Police said the shooting was a targeted attack and not an act of terrorism.

Original report: At least one person was shot inside a Boston-area mall Friday, authorities said.

Massachusetts police responded to the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree. According to officials, stores were placed under lockdown, WFXT reported. Police said they believe the shooter has left the area but are still clearing the area with tactical units.

The victim was transported an area hospital, but that person’s condition was unknown.

No further details have been released.