A police officer was shot in a central Massachusetts town overnight Sunday and sources said the officer later died, Fox 25 Boston reported.
The shooter is on the loose, the station reported.
Massachusetts State Police said the Auburn police officer was shot at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Auburn is about 45 miles southwest of Boston.
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The officer was rushed to UMass Medical Center in Worcester, WGGB/WSHM-TV reported.
The officer’s identity was not immediately available.
Investigators believe the officer was driving in a cruiser and collecting ballistic evidence when the shooting took place, WMUR-TV reported.
The shooter fled the scene in a vehicle and police were looking for him, the station reported.
Our thoughts and prayers are with @AuburnMAPolice as they mourn the loss of one of their officers who was killed overnight.
— Arlington Police (@ArlingtonMAPD) May 22, 2016
Auburn Police are assisting State Police in the investigation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.