A man was killed Monday morning and at least 16 people were injured after an SUV drove into an Apple Store in Massachusetts, officials said.
Police received calls for a car that crashed into shop windows at around 10:45 a.m. on Monday at Derby Street shops in Hingham, about 16 miles southeast of downtown Boston.
Responding officers found several people with injuries in and around the Apple Store in the outdoor mall, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy Cruz said during a news conference on the incident.
A dark-colored Toyota 4Runner from 2019 broke through the typical large glass windows in the Apple Store at a speed not yet known at the time and hit several people, according to Cruz.
The vehicle drove straight into the back of the shop and stuck some buyers and employees to the wall. Authorities did not comment on how crowded the store was at the time of the incident, but Cruz mentioned that “the Apple Store is obviously a very busy place.”
“This morning was an unthinkable morning and people are trying to get through it and come to terms with what happened,” Cruz said.
viewers provided first aid to some of the injured, said Steve Murphy, chief of the Hingham Fire Department, who also spoke at the press conference.
A male victim identified by police as Kevin Bradley, 65, from New Jersey, was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a statement to CNNBreakingNews.net, Apple identified him as “a professional who supported recent construction work in the store.”
“Our hearts go out to our team members and customers who were injured, as well as everyone who was affected by this terrible incident. We’re doing everything we can to support our team members and customers during this very difficult time,” Apple said.
The other 16 victims were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Police were unable to keep up to date with them at the time.
According to NBC Boston, South Shore Hospital is treating multiple patients for life-threatening and limb-threatening injuries.
The SUV was driven by a man who has not been identified but is “with police officers,” according to Cruz. Officials said the incident was being treated as a criminal investigation.