Police search for gunman after brazen South Shore Plaza shooting

Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police are investigating a brazen daytime shooting that sent shoppers fleeing from the South Shore Plaza in Braintree.

The victim was in “grave condition” after the shooting in a store Saturday afternoon, and police were still searching for the gunman on Sunday, law enforcement officials said.

Braintree Deputy Police Chief Tim Cohoon said the shooting appeared to be “a targeted event and didn’t appear to be random.”

The mall immediately went into lockdown. Hours later, police said the mall was cleared and that the scene was secured.


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