Shots fired on Brooks Street

Police got called to Brooks Street, near Willie Street, tonight at 10:25 p.m., after 911 callers reported hearing gunshots.

Officers found no evidence that anything was struck, but they found the 9mm shell casing that’s pictured below near the curb of Brooks Street.

A woman who lives on Willie Street, near Brooks, told me she heard about three gunshots. “Pop pop pop” she said she heard from inside her home.

“I heard the booms too from my bedroom window,” said a little girl, maybe 7 or 8, as she stood on her stoop with her family.

Police were looking for an Asian male, about 17, about 6’1, who was reportedly wearing a white shirt, white hat and jeans. He fled toward Willie Street, according to police radio broadcasts.

This intersection has a long history with my blog and reporting career. Here’s a story that sums up a bit of it.

I’m a bit surprised that it’s been so long since I’ve been to this intersection. I hope I don’t have to go back anytime soon.

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.

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