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Four Shot in Lowell Within a Mile of Chelmsford Town Line

The incident happened in the late night hours Wednesday, not far from Chelmsford.

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Shots reportedly rang out in Lowell late Wednesday night, just about a mile from the Chelmsford line.

The incident took place at 58 Midland Street, which is located off of Chelmsford Street. Maps indicate that the home is about one mile, or a drive of about three minutes, away from the Chelmsford town line near Market Basket.

MyFoxBoston.com reported that the incident took place at a birthday party. The news organization indicated that four people were shot, and investigators found seven shell casings at the scene.

According to a Lowell Sun report on the shooting, one woman was shot in the chest just before midnight, though the newspaper said it is unclear if the woman's injuries are life threatening.

Neighbors told The Sun that there had been a party at the home throughout the evening, but there were no issues asides from noise coming from the area.

Lowell Police are investigating the incident, and anyone with information can call Lowell Police Department at (978) 937-3200 or Crimestoppers by contacting (978) 459-TIPS (8477).
Tyler Jozefowicz June 29, 2014 at 08:01 PM
Under NICS, the gun seller contacts a Call Center Representative who checks- no confidential information is disclosed and no confidentiality is breached. Application either approved or denied. Existing licenses can be suspended or revolked, suppose they can check that , too. All moot, because NRA not in favor and they call the shots as far as Congress is concerned.
Rob C June 30, 2014 at 03:59 PM
If a Dr is forced to disclose health information to a third party (US Government) then confidential information has been disclosed. That is the hard part to get around in the whole mental health/gun issue. Then again, not sure how this restriction, if passed, would have stopped any of the shootings we have had, specifically Sandy Hook.
Tyler Jozefowicz June 30, 2014 at 10:31 PM
steve: 2 million people being denied a right to purchase a gun means that they were denied the right to purchase a gun.
Tyler Jozefowicz June 30, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Rob C: No health information is disclosed. Data bank merely records to the federal system the fact that a person was voluntarily of involuntarily committed to a mental institution, and denied a permit. Simple. No one needs to know the affliction, treatment or the medical history. We publish sex offenders, terrorist lists and felons; is their a privacy breached? If for some strange reason there is a personal information breach, the universal gun background law can carve out the process so privacy rights are not abridged and we can have some commonsense laws put on the books. No, Sandy Hook would not be prevented because the kid stole his mother's gun and killed her. It will prevent psychos and paranoids from walking into a NH gun shop and leaving with an AR-15 and multiple rounds, coming down to MA and shooting up an elementary school.
Rob C June 30, 2014 at 11:04 PM
If your Dr has to call somebody and notify them that you are not right in the head then in my opinion your privacy and confidentiality with your Dr has been violated, you may see it differently but I strongly think that violates privacy. A convicted criminal that has to register as a sex offender is a completely different matter as he was convicted in a public court, not the privacy of a Dr's office. Outcome of both situations is the same, try and keep the public safe, but big difference between an open public courtroom and behind the closed doors of a private therapists office. Besides, with current MA laws its easy enough to get a simple FID card instead of LTC which allows you to buy an AR15 in state without having to go up to NH or any other state. Also not all those that have a screw loose and want to shoot up someplace are going to go to a Dr anyway so I don't see that requirement as having any impact on anything.

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