Mass. mayor: Bullet in office may have been for me

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - The mayor of a Massachusetts city says he or his staff may have been the target of a bullet fired through a window of the executive suite at city hall.

Lawrence Mayor Michael Sullivan told The Eagle-Tribune on Monday that the city faces a $5 million deficit and municipal workers are losing their jobs.

The bullet entered through a double-pane window, passed through a plastic shade and ricocheted off a wall. The damage was discovered Monday in a section of the office where City Planner Michael Sweeney sits.

Police believe the shooting happened over the weekend.

Police Chief John Romero says he is stepping up patrols around city hall.

Lawrence is located about 25 miles northwest of Boston.

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Information from: The Eagle-Tribune, http://www.eagletribune.com


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