METHUEN, MASS. (WHDH) - Police in Methuen are investigating after gunshots were fired outside a homework center in broad daylight on Thursday, officials said.

Officers responding to multiple reports of shots fired on Tenney Street around 5:10 p.m. found shell casings scattered all over the ground, according to the Methuen Police Department.

Police say a person in the car fired several shots outside the homework center. No students or neighborhood residents were injured.

Three children on a nearby porch were rushed inside, while others playing at a park were told to go home.

Investigators canvassed the area but were unable to locate the shooter.

Surveillance video showed a dark-colored car speeding down the street around the time of the shooting. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the vehicle.

“The homework center’s managers took them [kids] and hid them in the area where we instructed them to and got them away from the front of the building,” Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said. “The kids were very shaken up.”

Solomon says his department has responded to three reports of shots fired in the city this week.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Methuen Police Department.

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