UPDATED: Shooting Victim Released From Hospital

Man, who police said shot the victim in the head, is still at-large. Residents unhappy no reverse 911 call during the search.

The was released from the hospital early Sunday, police said.

The "bullet didn't penetrate the skull," said Lt. Ron Brandolini.

The police are still looking for the shooter.

The shooter was described in a text to those on campus at Framingham State University as a black male, age 26, about 5'7 160 pounds.

Just after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday police received a report of a man shot in the back of the head. The shooter than left the scene in a car.

When police tried to pull the car over, the suspect jumped out and escaped on foot. A massive search then happened near the university campus and near Temple Street, Winter Street and Route 9. Framingham Police, Ashland Police and were involved.

As the search intensified, police sent out text alerts to students, saying: "Framingham police will be searching the campus and surrounding area. Please stay indoors until further notice. Updates will be sent as they become available."

Some residents were unhappy not to receive a reverse 911 call to alert then that a possible armed and dangerous suspect was in the area.

"Why wasn't there a reverse 911 on Saturday evening when police were looking for the suspected shooter?" asked Denize Zadina on Framingham Patch facebook page.

"20 policeman, no suspect in custody. Armed and obviously dangerous and no description or reverse 911 call to residents and saw children playing outside with a manhunt going on," wrote John Collehlo on Framingham Patch.

"As a resident of the FSU neighborhood I am VERY disappointed with the lack of communication," wrote Richelle Harrod.

Jim Rizoli August 27, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I guess some people don't have names? Who are the police protecting here? Jim@ccfiile.com
julie swids August 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM
I have to agree with Richelle Harrod I live on Maple lane, and found out only because my son called and told me there are cops with guns walking on the tracks behind my house.I normally dont care about what the cops are doing, but when they're in my backyard with guns hunting for a dangerous man who's also carrying a gun it would have been nice to have been notified.
Joanne August 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Ok So they pull over the shooter, he gets out of the car and runs.. and the cops could not catch up to him? and the cops could not just shoot him in the leg or something to get him to stop? And then, no reverse 911 calls? so, now we are all in danger! G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jewelz August 28, 2012 at 01:25 AM
I love how it says Saterday night. It was 4:45pm! Before dinner is not night!
Kira Gagarin August 28, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Seems that his name is Damon Johnson. You must be disappointed...
Jim Rizoli August 28, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Things travel slow from the police sometimes. They knew his name from the beginning. Jim@ccfiile.com


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