BUXTON (WGME) – A Maine man is in critical condition following an early Sunday morning shooting in Buxton.
Old Orchard Road in Buxton was closed for nearly eight hours while police worked to investigate the early morning shooting.
According to state police an one male was shot on Old Orchard Road in Buxton.
Maine State Police Sgt. Chris Harriman stated “He’s in critical condition at Maine Medical Center and right now we’re conducting interviews and finishing up the crime scene.”
Police said it happened after 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
Resident Wayne Goodwin stated “It was really loud it was outside my window. I didn’t think nothing of it, I thought it was the neighbors shooting off late fireworks.”
Police aren’t releasing specifics on where the shooting happened but confirm a Saab was towed away from the middle of the street at the crime scene.
“It was a 911 call to Buxton police department reporting a shooting and they requested our major crimes unit respond.” added Sgt. Harriman.
Buxton, Saco and state officials all responded to the incident.
Wayne Goodwin just moved to the Buxton neighborhood a month ago, and said he didn’t expect something like this to happen. He stated “I thought it was pretty peaceful down here. I don’t know anybody yet, I don’t know what to become of the place.”
Maine State Police are investigating the case.