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‘A bullet doesn’t have a name’: Triple shooting at MBTA parking lot leaves commuters fearful

BROCKTON, Mass. — Three people were shot and two of them are in critical condition after shots rang out among a crowd of people gathered in an MBTA parking lot in Brockton early Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting on Spark Street in the parking lot of the Montello MBTA Commuter Rail station just before 3:15 a.m. found three people suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Brockton Police Department.

Investigators believe at least two dozen people were gathered in the parking lot at the time of the shooting and that a black Jeep was spotted fleeing the area moments later.

Police say the shooting took place during a car meetup.

“The witnesses said there was a car meet-up. Everything was going well. Whatever happened after that is under investigation at this point,” said Darren Duarte, spokesperson for the Brockton Police Department.

Two victims, a male and a female, were dropped off at the hospital, while an ambulance transported a third male victim to another medical facility. Two of them are said to be in critical condition.

The names of those wounded in the shooting weren’t immediately available and police made no mention of any arrests in connection with the incident.

A Transit police lieutenant told Boston 25′s Joanna Bouras that the shooting appears to be random with no motive.

Local commuters we spoke with, some fearful for their well-being, say they wish the violence would stop.

“We go to work every day and we shouldn’t go to work in fear,” one concerned commuter said. “We should be able to go to work and come home safe but it’s not like that.”

The commuter added, “A bullet doesn’t have a name. We could have been out here, that bullet could have hit anybody on this platform. That’s the scary part.”

“It just seems like when the summertime comes around you know there’s an uptick it’s everywhere you know unfortunately,” another commuter who has lived in Brockton for three decades said.

Police tell us, tire marks in the parking lot were created during that car meetup overnight.

Brockton police these car meetups are a big problem here in the city.

Police tell us overnight car meetups can attract drivers from all across the state.

And when they hear about them, they try to break them up.

The owner of a black Nissan that was roped off and marked as evidence arrived at the parking lot around 8 a.m., saying he was confused. It’s not clear how the vehicle is connected to the shooting.

“Nothing happens good that late at night,” said Duarte. “If there is a car meet up going on, and we don’t know about it, we’d like to know about it. Not after something tragic happens”

Video from the scene showed multiple police cruisers, evidence markers scattered on the ground, and detectives taking pictures scouring the area for evidence.

Brockton Police say they are trying to locate two dark colored SUVs that were seen leaving the lot at the time of the shooting

All three of the victims are hospitalized in stable condition.

The Transit Police Department is assisting Brockton police with an investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact detectives at 508-941-0234.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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