Woman killed in Marshfield shooting as police continue search for gunman

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Police are searching for an active shooter on Main Street in Marshfield, according to the Marshfield Police Department.

A law enforcement source told Boston 25 News that police were looking for a man in the woods who shot a woman.

The Marshfield Fire Department confirmed the shooting victim was taken by ambulance to South Shore Hospital, and Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz confirmed the woman was pronounced dead.

Cruz said authorities are looking for 47-year-old Allen Warner, the victim's soon-to-be ex-husband, who was chasing her in a car around 5:53 p.m. Monday.

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Cruz said the search continues, and said the man should be considered armed and dangerous.

The two were both in separate cars, and the woman was found in her motor vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound in the area of 758 Main Street.

Cruz said authorities believe Warner and the vehicle he was in have left the area, and are no longer in the immediate area.

The car being sought is a gray 2013 Toyota Corolla, with a Massachusetts license plate of 4FSZ80.


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The department asked everyone to stay away from the area, and stay inside with their doors locked.

Duxbury Police said to avoid Main Street by Route 3A during the search, with Marshfield Police saying the shooter was near ABC Equipment.

A viewer said they got a call from Marshfield High School saying student athletes are sheltering in place, and parents will be contacted when they can pick their students up.

A planned evening parent event at the high school was also canceled. Boston 25 News reporter Malini Basu is heading to the school for updates.

Sky25 was over the scene as police gathered in their search for the suspect.

Police asked people to avoid a four-mile radius around ABC Equipment on Main St.

Heather Dans, who lives nearby the scene, told Boston 25 News that she saw a person placed in custody along 3A.

"I'm safe at home, and honestly I didn't think anything of it while I was driving home," Dans said. "I saw a man being handcuffed, and saw part of Route 3A being blocked off. Nothing crazy happens in this town, so I thought it was someone being pulled over and maybe a road issue."

This is a developing story, and will be updated as more details are released. 


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