A trooper shot and wounded a Randolph man and five people were arrested after a chaotic scene involving dozens of people riding off-road bikes and all-terrain-vehicles dangerously on Interstate 93. About 25 to 35 riders were involved in the chase, with many of them getting away.
The shooting and arrests occurred as authorities were responding to numerous 911 calls from motorists and witnesses reporting a large group of masked riders recklessly doing “wheelies” across the city and causing traffic dangers.
One trooper fired his gun out of fear, hitting one of the suspects. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. A trooper also suffered a knee injury and EMTs took him to Mass General.
In total, police seized about 20 bikes and ATVs. At least seven people were arrested and police are continuing to look for more.