Everett Police responded to The Batch Yard Apartments for a report of shots fired at approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 11. Officers, armed with shields and rifles, remained at 25 Charlton St. throughout the afternoon, searching the area.
“We do not believe this to be a random incident,” police said in a Facebook post.
Witnesses stated that the shots may have come from the third floor.
Residents received emails from the property management company instructing them to shelter in place. No injuries were reported.
Opened in August 2014, the apartment complex sits on the site that was formerly home to the Charleston Chew candy factory, which had been vacant for nearly 30 years.
Police Chief Steven Mazzie said his officers executed two search warrants and recovered one firearm, ammunition and firearm magazines.
Mazzie said that on February 15, a third search warrant was executed on a vehicle that was found in Quincy following the incident.
“We are also investigating a connection between an apartment break in the same building that occurred the night before,” said Mazzie.
No arrests have been made thus far. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Everett Police at 617-389-2120.