It was a lively Sunday morning in the Lower Highlands here in Lowell.
Following a stabbing downtown, the violence shifted to the area around Armory Park, as police got three different calls for shots fired in the span of just two hours.
First came a report of shots fired at Westford and Grand streets, which was called in at 3:55 a.m. Initially, police found nothing at the scene. About 13 hours later, at about 6 p.m., officers on the early night shift found a car parked at 75 Westford Street that had a bullet hole in the trunk, but there had been no reports of shots fired in the area since the call at 3:55 a.m.
Next, at 4:52 a.m., police got a report of four or five gunshots being fired at Sheldon and Royal streets. Officers responded and found nothing at the scene.
At 6:16 a.m., police were called back to that area, to 88 Royal Street, which is at the intersection of Royal and Sheldon, and spoke to a resident who discovered that two bullets had been fired through his window, and that one of those ended up hitting his refridgerator.
I went by 88 Royal tonight but no one was home to talk to me.
Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell police at 978-937-3200 or Crimestoppers at 978-459-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent to police via Text-a-Tip, by texting TIP411 (847411) with the subject “LPDTIP.” Tipsters can remain anonymous, but can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest