BANGOR – Two people were injured after shots were fired on Union Street in Bangor Tuesday morning, leaving neighbors and witnesses wondering what unfolded.
“I’ve been here three years and a midday shooting, you know, it doesn’t happen, it’s just crazy,” said Sprague’s Nursery & Garden Center employee Chris Langlois.
It happened just down the road from Sprague’s Nursery just before noon.
“We arrived on scene and located one male victim and we believe there is another victim related to this incident that was found at a different location about 10 to 15 minutes after our initial response here,” said Bangor Police Department Spokesperson Wade Betters.
According to Betters the other victim fled from Union Street to a residence on Everett Street. A neighbor in that area was working outside in his garden when he noticed the sirens.
“I just saw a lot of police activity and I saw an ambulance back down the driveway and it seemed to me that they removed somebody,” said Court Street resident Kevin McGuire.
Employees at Sprague Nursery said they called police after hearing shots go off in the distance.
“We looked through the trees and saw the commotion and it looked like there was two or three people who started getting out of the car,” said Langlois. “It looked like one guy that was shot went into the house and someone yelled ‘I can’t believe you did that’.”
Langlois said he and his son Kyle went to the street and saw a white car leave the scene. He said his son went into the home to help the victim. Sergeant Betters said Bangor P.D. investigators are still in the middle of putting all the pieces together.
“As of right now we don’t have any information that would suggest the public is at any threat,” Betters said. “The general indication as of right now, we believe the people involved were known to each other.”
He also confirmed the investigation is ongoing and at least one of the victims was transported to the hospital for injuries. According to Betters, no arrests have been made yet in connection to the incident.