Drive-by shooting shocks Carver
Shooter still at large
man new to a peaceful Carver street was hospitalized with gunshot wounds from what witnesses described as a drive-by shooting yesterday that terrified the neighborhood and paralyzed town schools.
The gunplay led to a high school lockdown and an ongoing hunt for the trigger man, who may be riding in a dark-colored, two-door sedan with out-of-state plates.
One neighbor reported seeing a black Cadillac with tinted windows speed off after the barrage of bullets yesterday about 10:20 a.m.
"It was a drive-by shooting," said one frightened woman, who lives next to the home on South Meadow Road, where the man was shot at least twice as he stepped into a car. "It was right next door."
Police identified the victim as Justin Hurley, 26. Plymouth cops found him minutes after the shooting in his girlfriend's car near that town's airport. Hurley was air-lifted to an undisclosed Boston hosptial, where he is being treated for non-life-threatening wounds.
A neighbor said police told her that the shooting was an "isolated incident" and that the victim was targeted.
Jim Bishop, a neighbor, said he heard the shots shatter the silence of their quiet, residential neighborhood.
"I said to myself, 'Was that gunshots?' Sure enough it was," he said.
The shocking shooting, which one neighbor initially mistook for the sounds of duck hunting, prompted Carver schools to go into lockdown because the shooter was at large.
Carver High School is on South Meadow Road, the same street where the shooting happened. By 2 p.m., the school had announced that students would be free to leave at dismissal, indicating the danger had passed.
Neighbors said the man who lived in the home was renting it from the owner and had moved in about three weeks ago. The owner of the home could not be reached.
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