Police investigate after shots fired outside school in Roxbury

BOSTON (WHDH) - A school in Boston’s Roxbury section was placed in “safe mode” Tuesday morning while police investigated reports of shots fired in the area.

Officers responded around 9:45 a.m. for reports of shots fired outside the Tobin School on Smith Street.

A school official said the school was locked down for about 20 minutes because of heavy  police activity in area.

A car with a bullet hole in the driver’s side door was towed away from the scene.

“It’s crazy. There are kids on this block. There are a lot of people who live here,” Sonya Lugo said. “It’s not a safe place anymore.”

Officers sealed off nearby roads as they searched the neighborhood for suspects and evidence.

“Somebody has to do something. We can’t even come outside in the day time,” Lugo added.

No injuries have been reported. No arrests have been made.

Police are working to track down surveillance video. The incident remains under investigation.

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