Five People Shot At Birthday Party

LOWELL, Mass. (June 26, 2014) Five people were treated for gunshot wounds after an altercation at a 21st birthday party in Massachusetts erupted in gunfire.

The shootings occurred at around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the party at a home in Lowell, Mass.

Three men and two women were hurt, Capt. Kelly Richardson said, but their injuries did not appear life-threatening.

A woman who was shot in the chest and a man who was struck in the leg were taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Three other victims were taken to the hospital in private vehicles.

No names or ages were immediately available.

Neighbors say they thought they heard fireworks before realizing it was gunfire.

One neighbor said he heard seven gunshots in succession.

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