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16-year-old killed, several others injured at large house party in Massachusetts – KIRO 7 News Seattle

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass — A 16-year-old boy was killed and several other people were injured after gunfire erupted at a party at a Massachusetts residence early Sunday, authorities said.

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During a news conference Sunday, Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the victim was from Bellingham. He added that a 17-year-old boy was also shot during the house party, but has since been released from an area hospital.

Authorities said that around 1 a.m. EDT, a person called a police officer and reported that someone was pointing a firearm at 333 Howard St. in Northborough, WFXT-TV reported.

Early added that two other people were treated for injuries that were not considered life-threatening. He said several other people who were injured were treated at the scene but refused to be taken to an area hospital.

The agents who arrived at the scene heard several gunshots from inside the residence, where there were about 300 people attending a party, according to the television station.

Early characterized the scene as “chaotic” and officers found a 16-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead.

Early said three people were arrested on firearms charges and will be arraigned Monday in Westborough District Court. The suspects are not from Northborough and are between 19 and 27 years old, WFXT reported.

Authorities said the property where the shooting occurred has an Airbnb, WFXT reported. The homeowner told police he had been told there would be no party at the residence, according to the television station.