5 people shot outside birthday party in Lowell


 LOWELL, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Five people were shot outside a birthday party in Lowell overnight.

The shooting happened outside a home on Midland Street just before midnight.

Police tell the Lowell Sun a woman was shot in the chest and another man was shot in the leg. They were taken to the hospital in ambulances. Three others were taken to the hospital in private cars.

Investigators found more than seven shell casings in the street in front of the home. They say it does not appear to be random.

Neighbors say the people that live in the home moved in just a year ago and there have been a lot of parties at the house ever since.