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Shots Fired During Possible Road Rage Incident In Canton

CANTON (CBS) - Canton Police are investigating a possible road rage incident on York Street where a driver fired several shots at another car. Police say a woman called 911 after witnessing two cars pulled over and a driver got out of a light colored SUV and fired at a dark sedan.

A neighbor who didn't want to be identified tells WBZ-TV she was just pulling out of her driveway when she heard the commotion but had no idea what she had stumbled upon. "We heard five gunshots as we were pulling out," the witness said. "The guy was trying to get away and my car ended up blocking him."

Police say both cars took off and it's unclear if anyone was injured.

"It's difficult for me to believe in such a small space with so many rounds fired that somebody would not have been hit, but we're hoping obviously no one was hurt," Canton Police Chief Ken Berkowitz said.

Berkowitz says several shell casings were recovered at the scene. Police are checking surveillance video on nearby homes to try to identify the vehicles involved. "It's concerning we want to get someone willing to do that off the streets as quickly as possible," said Chief Berkowitz.

Blue Hills Regional High School was put on lockdown "out of an abundance of caution" but that order has since been lifted. Police said they do not believe there is a threat to the general public.

Anyone with information is asked to call 781-828-1212.


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