Investigation Underway in Shooting Near Shopping Plaza

An 18-year-old man was shot Sunday behind a shopping center in Rowley, Massachusetts, according to police.

Officials learned of a shooting around 5:15 p.m. behind the shopping center at 225 Newburyport Turnpike. While police were searching the area, a man approached them and said he'd been shot in the leg.

Around the same time, another man entered the Rowley Police Station reporting he'd been shot at near the shopping center.

The victim received treatment at a nearby hospital and has been released.

Officials don't think the shooting was random.

Rowley Police have identified a person of interest and are trying to locate the individual for questioning.

Officials are asking anyone with information to contact them at 978-948-7644.

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