LOWELL (CBS) — A 38-year-old woman was critically injured after being hit by gunfire while lying in bed Sunday morning in Lowell, officials said.
Authorities believe there was a targeted shooting at about 6 a.m. outside 134 Lakeview Ave, but say that the victim wasn’t the intended target. The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center, where she was in critical condition.
“Evidence is still being gathered in this incident,” said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan in a statement. “But it appears already that this was a targeted shooting. Someone or several people riddled the home with bullets aiming to hurt or intimidate a specific individual in the household, and the victim was just an innocent party.”
Outside the home, Ryan said officers found 19 shell casings apparently fired from two weapons. Others in the home, including a 1-year-old child, were not injured.
“Officers with the Lowell Police Department along with the…
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