Framingham Police Investigate Report of Gunshots in Nobscot

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FRAMINGHAM – Police received a report of gunshots in the Nobscot section of the City on Monday, September 6 around 2:25 p.m.

Police officers were sent to 1 Nixon Road and discovered the gunshots were “target practice on private property.”

It is illegal in Massachusetts to discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling or other building, but there are exception to the law.

Those exception include: “Whoever discharges a firearm as defined in section one hundred and twenty-one of chapter one hundred and forty, a rifle or shotgun within five hundred feet of a dwelling or other building in use, except with the consent of the owner or legal occupant thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars or by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than three months, or both. The provisions of this section shall not apply to (a) the lawful defense of life and property; (b) any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his duties; (c) persons using underground or indoor target or test ranges with the consent of the owner or legal occupant thereof; (d) persons using outdoor skeet, trap, target or test ranges with the consent of the owner or legal occupant of the land on which the range is established; “

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