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Saco Massachusetts - Saco Shelter in Place Lifted 12 February 2024 ( news )
Saco , state Massachusetts ( By Press Release office)
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Saco Shelter in Place Lifted
Saco Shelter in Place Lifted
The shelter - in - place order has been lifted; however , the suspects have not been apprehended , and it is still an active police investigation . Please continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity related to this situation to the Saco Police Department .
Saco Police responded to reports of gunshots in downtown Saco just before noon on February 9 , 2024 , between a red Dodge Charger and a gray Honda HRV near the intersection of Elm Street and Temple Street . The vehicles then moved toward the intersection of North Street and Elm Street , where a collision occurred . The Honda HRV , which was involved in the shooting , crashed into another vehicle in the intersection . The force of the crash pushed the vehicles into an Old Orchard Beach school bus stopped at the intersection . No students on the bus reported being injured in the crash .
Following the collision , four subjects from the suspect vehicle fled on foot . Evidence at the scene indicates that at least one person , wearing all dark clothing , who fled from the crash scene , had been shot in the right arm . A firearm was observed in the back seat of the Honda HRV . This vehicle has been towed and secured in the furtherance of the investigation . Photographs obtained from numerous sources are attached to this press release .
Police , including mutual aid from local and regional agencies , tactical units , K9 units , and drone operators , continue to search and clear areas where potential sightings of the suspects were reported .
The red Dodge Charger was found outside of the City of Saco later in the evening . That vehicle is being towed and secured in the furtherance of the investigation .
As a precaution , Saco Schools , including Thornton Academy and Thornton Academy Middle School , Saco Middle School , CK Burns School , Young School , and Fairfield School , were locked down due to proximity to the incidents and were later released under police supervision .
We ask anyone with information regarding the suspects , the shooting , or the vehicle accidents to please contact the Saco Police Department at
SacoPD@sacomaine . org
or by calling 207 - 284 - 4535 . Additionally , crime tips may be submitted at
www . sacomaine . org/departments/police_department/crime_tip_form . php
Saco Police are responding to an ongoing incident in downtown Saco . Please avoid the area , and shelter in place if you are in downtown or the immediately surrounding areas .
If you see anything suspicious , please call 911 to report it . We will share additional information as it becomes available .
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