Brockton man shot after bullet comes through wall of his home

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) - Brockton police are investigating after a 71-year-old man said he was shot early Friday morning by a bullet that came through the wall of his home.

Officers responding to a midnight report of shots fired on Owens Avenue found a resident who said he was struck in the right knee by an errant bullet.

“We were trying to figure out where the bullet was. All of a sudden my father looked up he sweatpants and there was a stain. It was kind of red, so we figured the bullet was in his skin,” Ariana Barbosa told 7News.

Francisco Barbosa was taken to the hospital to be treated for what was considered a non-life-threatening injury, police said. He’s since been released.

Witnesses reported seeing a small white vehicle fleeing the area shortly after the shots were fired.

No arrests have been made. An investigation is ongoing.

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