State Police seize firearm after teen found shot in Brockton

The Massachusetts State Police Gang Unit responded on Friday to a shooting after hearing multiple gunshots around 3 a.m. in the area of Forest and Warren avenues in Brockton. 

Three Gang Unit troopers who were conducting an unrelated investigation in the area rushed to the scene and found a 17-year-old boy trying to get into the back of a car. 

The teen screamed for help, saying he had been shot. 

As troopers approached, they saw him throw a handgun under the car. The teen was bleeding and told troopers he had been shot by another man. 

Troopers recovered a Smith & Wesson 9mm with an obliterated serial number from under the car. The gun had a live round in the chamber and six more live rounds in a high capacity feeding device attached to the gun. 

The teen was transported to a local hospital. He did not have a license to carry a firearm and will be summonsed to Brockton District Court on gun charges at a later date. 

Police found five shell casings on Warren Avenue. A witness told police he heard gunshots and say two men running on Florence Street. 

At the scene where the teen was found, troopers removed two people from the car that the teen had been trying to get into. 

The driver told troopers he had been driving down the street when he saw the teen crying for help. 

The passenger in the car, Adilson Brandao, 29 of Brockton, was found to be the subject of three default warrants and was taken to Brockton Police station to be booked. 

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