29-Year-Old Man Shot in Head in Stoughton, Mass.

A 29-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries after he was shot in the head Sunday night in Stoughton, Massachusetts, according to police.

Shortly after 10 p.m., the Stoughton Police Department responded to a call of a shooting on 420 Pleasant St. There, they found a man near the back stairs suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Officers immediately helped the victim as they waited for paramedics to arrive at the scene. The victim was then rushed to a Boston hospital, police said, where he is listed in critical condition.

Although officials did not release the victim's name, they did say he is a 29-year-old man.

Authorities said they believe the shooting was targeted.

State and local police are investigating the shooting and ask the public to avoid the immediate area. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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