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  • UPDATED: Police investigate early morning shots in north Medford

  • Medford police have three people in custody after SWAT team members forced their way into a house on De Barr Avenue where investigators suspected a man involved in an early-morning shooting was hiding.
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  • 9:50 a.m.Medford police have three people in custody after SWAT team members forced their way into a house on De Barr Avenue where investigators suspected a man involved in an early-morning shooting was hiding.
    Officials said a man linked to the shots fired on Tennessee Drive this morning has been arrested and two women found hiding in the house have been detained for questioning.
    Police haven't released the names of those found in the house or another suspect arrested earlier today after he ran from a car officers stopped in the neighborhood.
    8:20 a.m. Medford police and a SWAT team suspect that someone involved in an early-morning shooting in a north Medford neighborhood is holed up inside a house on De Barr Avenue.
    They expect to move in on the house soon, officials at the scene said.
    Reports of shots fired came in on nearby Tennessee Drive around 2 a.m. and witnesses reported that a vehicle fled the scene. Officers stopped a suspicious car, which had initially refused to yield to them, then, after a short foot chase, took a man who was in the car with a gun into custody, police said. They are now working to get a second suspect.
    Investigators also have found evidence of gunfire.
    7:29 a.m Medford police have surrounded a house on De Barr Avenue where they believe a shooting suspect might be.
    Officers were called to reports of shots fired on nearby Tennessee Drive around 2 a.m. Police declined to say if anyone was hurt in that incident. However, officials said they have taken one suspect into custody and believe the other is hiding inside a home at the corner of De Barr and Seneca avenues. De Barr Avenue is closed between Howard Avenue and Tennessee Drive.
    Police don't think this incident is related to a drive-by shooting in west Medford on May 7.
    We will have more details as they become available.

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