Shootout in Boston
Updated: Wednesday, March 27 2013, 08:32 AM EDT
BOSTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – There was a violent shootout in the streets of Boston as two rival gangs opened fire on each other.
"All I heard was eight gunshots, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang ... and the next thing I seen was cruisers and the detectives flying," said one witness.
Police say the shootout happened in the middle of a neighborhood in broad daylight.
When officers arrived they drew their guns and engaged the suspects.
One of those officers then opened fire, fearing for his safety.
"The police were literally dragging down the street, four detectives in the car, while bullets were flying past them," said witness Kenny Roberts. "If the officers hadn't responded when they did, there probably would have been someone injured very seriously here."
No one was injured in the shootout.
Three people were taken in for questioning but no charges have been filed at this point.