Route 3 Closed After Shooting

Duxbury Ain't What It Used To Be, Following A Shooting During A Funeral Procession

(photo credit to this photographer)

Route 3 North was and may still be (I ain't going into the belly of THAT beast) today, following a little bit of gunfire in gangsta-ridden Duxbury.

Things got out of hand during a funeral procession and somebody got left, courtesy of Smith and Wesson. Details are sketchy.

I have no idea what happened. I'd guess that some family troubles may have boiled over, or perhaps there was a road rage incident. Maybe some Westboro Baptists are in town. Again, I'm in Sagamore, and am going no further north.

There seems to have been a brief chase down Rte 3, which ran from Route 14 in Duxbury through Rte 44 in Plymouth. It was there that the suspect was apprehended.

The highway will be closed for a while as police conduct an investigation. If you are going over the Sagamore Bridge and heading north, you may want to go up Rte 3A or even up Plymouth Road. Traffic is being diverted from Exit 11, and the area between Exit 11 and Exit 12 is closed for the time being.

UPDATE: I'm hearing that an uncle shot a nephew a nephew shot an uncle. We're hearing arm wound, and South Shore Hospital. His condition is unknown, although the injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

You know it's a Duxbury shooting when the three cars pulled over are a Bentley, a Range Rover, and a Cadillac. Mr. Bentley was the shooter, and has been charged with attempted murder. He fired into a Dodge SUV.

A limo and a hearse (which I'm told has blood on it) are isolated by police presently at St. Peter's Church in Plymouth.

Traffic heading South is said to be Apocalyptic.

UPDATE: Route 3 opened at 4 PM.

We'll be back with an update as soon as we know more, like, if, say the shooting victim was a famous rapper or something. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on