A man was shot and a woman was assaulted during a drug deal in a Lowell, Massachusetts neighborhood Wednesday morning.
Police say a 27-year-old man with a gunshot wound was found in a 7-Eleven on Bridge Street. A 30-year-old female was found nearby on Read Street with head wounds from an assault. Their identities have not been released.
The victims, who are both from out of town, made arrangements to buy drugs from a dealer, according to police. The two allegedly met with a man and woman. The female victim became involved in fight with the two, who began to beat her on the head, police said.
The male victim ran to assist in the fight, but was shot with a shotgun by the man involved in the fight, according to police. The male victim ran two blocks to a 7-Eleven for help.
The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle before officers arrived on the scene.
Both victims were taken to Lowell General Hospital with non-life threatening wounds.
Police are continuing to investigate the incident.