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5 elementary schoolers shot with BB guns at Lowell playground; 2 taken to hospital

Five elementary college college students had been shot with BB weapons Wednesday as they performed on a Lowell playground. Two of the youngsters had been taken to the hospital.

The incident occurred round 1:30 p.m. on the Greenhalge Elementary School, in response to a launch. The college students had a half day and had been on the playground for an after-school program.

Officers had been instructed three younger Asian males had been seen circling the varsity on bicycles, two of whom reportedly had BB weapons.

Lowell Police Department Capt. James Hodgon confirmed the suspects are juveniles. He mentioned detectives and faculty useful resource officers had been nonetheless making an attempt to find them as of Thursday morning.

After circling, two boys with the BB weapons entered the playground and “indiscriminately shot at students,” the discharge mentioned.

Aaliyah Whitson, 8, instructed Boston 25 she was shot close to the eyes.

“I said, ‘Go away, you’re not allowed to be here,’” she mentioned. “And that’s when he hurt my nose.​​​​​​ I ran to my staff and I was crying.”

Hodgon declined to present any further info on the case.

Greenhalge Elementary School, Lowell Public Schools, and the group that reportedly ran the after-school program all didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.

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