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At least three shot dead after commercial truck stolen and driven through building in Winthrop



Rapid Flow

Massachusetts State Police, Winthrop Police, and the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office are investigating an incident involving multiple shootings following a stolen truck crashing into a building.

According to Dave Procopio of the Massachusetts State Police, the incident occurred at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Preliminary investigation suggests a male suspect stole a truck owned by plumbing and drain company Rapid Flow and then crashed into a building on Veterans Road in Winthrop.

Following the crash, the suspect emerged from the truck and proceeded on foot.

At some point shortly thereafter, the suspect, who was armed with a firearm, is believed to have shot a female bystander as well as a male. Police are investigating whether the male may have been trying to engage the suspect to end the threat. The female and male are both deceased.

Winthrop Police arrived on scene within moments and shot the suspect. The suspect also is deceased.

The investigation is active and is being led by the State Police Detective Unit for Suffolk County and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, with assistance from Winthrop Police, the State Police Crime Scene Services Section, and the State Police Ballistics Unit.

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