Shooting Leaves 1 Man Dead, Another Injured in College Town of Amherst, Massachusetts

Police are searching for the shooter

Police are investigating a shooting in the college town of Amherst, Massachusetts, that left one man dead and another injured early Saturday morning.

The shooting happened just after midnight at the Southpoint Apartments on East Hadley Road.

Mary Carey, a spokeswoman for the Northwestern district attorney's office, says police do not believe the shooting was random and said members of the public are not at risk.

Area residents said the shooting took them by surprise because the apartment complex is typically very quiet.

"We don't see this too much I would say for myself, six years this would be the first one that I hear about," Myrna Cintron told WWLP-TV.

The man who was injured was taken to UMass Medical Center in Worcester for treatment.

The victims were not immediately identified.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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