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    Police Search for Shooter After Webster House Hit by Bullets

    Police continue to search for a shooter that fired at a home Wednesday morning in Webster, Massachusetts. The incident prompted a lockdown at a nearby school.

    (Published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019)

    Authorities are searching for a suspect amid a shooting investigation in Webster, Massachusetts, that prompted a temporary lockdown at a nearby school.

    Webster police said they received a report of gunshots on Robinson Street around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. While at the scene, officers learned that the back of 69 Lake St., which is nearby, had been hit twice by gunshots.

    No injuries were reported.

    Caleb Andrews, who lives at the triple decker that was shot at, told NBC10 Boston he was just starting his day when he heard the gunshots.

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    "Wasn't really sure they were gunshots and then about 5-10 minutes later, the cops come banging on my door and told me I was shot at," Andrews recalled.

    The street was secured and the state police's ballistic forensic team was called to the scene to assist in gathering evidence.

    Webster Dep. Chief of Police Michael Shaw said investigators do not believe the shooting was random.

    "We feel this was not a random act. That the people at that 69 Lake street were targeted for whatever reason which is one of the things we are following up on," Shaw said.

    Later in the day, police released surveillance video of the shooter which they hope will help with their investigation.

    "We are looking for a male last seen wearing a dark black parka style jacket with a hood that was on. Dark colored pants. dark colored sneakers," said Shaw.

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    Meanwhile, nearby Saint Joseph's School had a soft lockdown, which limited access to and from the school. Officials at Park Avenue Elementary were also notified of the investigation. Webster police said both schools were able to resume normal activities after authorities wrapped up their investigation at the scene.

    "The timing is concerning to us," said Shaw noting the time the shooting took place.

    The investigation is ongoing.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Webster police at 508-943-1212.

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