A Cape Cod shooting has left one woman dead and a police officer wounded. A Coast Guardsman reportedly opened fire in an attack that may have been intended to kill several police officers.
Police said 31-year-old Adrian Loya shot two colleagues at a condo complex, then fled the scene.
Officers received a call in the early morning hours on Thursday that a car was on fire on Roundhouse Road. They arrived to find a car in flames and blocking the road.
Police say Adrian Loya then opened fire on the police officers, striking one of them.
Police believe Loya may have planned to kill more police officers with a number of bombs found on the scene.
“It certainly was an ambush of the police officers. And it was a home invasion with respect to the two adult female victims,” said District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.
The wounded officer was shot in the back, just beneath his bullet-proof vest, but Bourne Police Chief Dennis Woodside said he is expected to recover.
“Our officer is doing well. He was transported to a hospital in Rhode Island. He already underwent surgery. We understand his condition is improving,” Woodside said.
But the other victim of the Cape Cod shooting was not so lucky. One of the women shot in the original incident died at the scene, and another was taken to a hospital.
Police said both were colleagues of Loya.
“It appears that the two adult female victims were members of the United States Coast Guard, as well as the person who is in custody,” O’Keefe said.
Loya appeared in court, pleading not guilty to murder and other charges for the Cape Cod shooting. He is being held without bail and will undergo a mental health examination.
The names of the Cape Cod shooting victims have not yet been released.
[Image via Cape Cod Times]