Teen hit in the back by stray bullet in Brockton

A teen was hit by a stray bullet while in his house Monday evening in Brockton.

Police said the 17-year-old boy was in his kitchen at the Pine Grove Estates when he was hit.

Last night, investigators said two cars started shooting at each other at the Pine Grove Estate apartments. 

Officers marked 18 shell casings and said the shots were fired from more than 500 feet away, spraying the complex with bullets. 

Four bullets hit cars, three hit the buildings and two made it into homes, including a bullet that hit the teen. 

The teen was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

The investigation remains ongoing and no arrests have been made.

On Tuesday, Brockton Public Schools released a statement about the shooting: 

A Brockton High School student was injured Monday night when a bullet came through his kitchen window and struck him. School officials are very thankful the injury is non-life threatening and that the student is recovering well.
 
Counselors and other members of the district’s crisis team were in place and available to students and staff first thing this morning.
 
“It’s tragic that this would happen to anyone,” said BHS Principal Sharon Wolder. “Things like this cause trauma for kids who should be able to feel safe in their homes. We support our student, we wish him well and we look forward to when he is well enough to return to school.”
 
“The Brockton community has to come together against such senseless violence,” said Superintendent of Schools Kathleen A. Smith.
 
“This is unacceptable,” Smith said. “These are our children and we, as caring adults, have to be sure they have safe places to learn and grow.”
 
It’s been a tough few days for the community and Brockton Public Schools. A middle school student is currently hospitalized after falling through thin ice on a pond in a local park. Smith said, “Both students remain in the district’s thoughts and prayers.”
 
 

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