Officials with the Massachusetts State Police, Barnstable Police and Barnstable District Attorney’s Office were set to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the shooting of a trooper over the weekend. The shooting happened during a traffic stop shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday on Camp Street in Barnstable, not far from Cape Cod Hospital, state police said.State police officials say the 28-year-old trooper suffered a serious, non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right hand and that the bullet went through his hand and appears to have struck his bulletproof vest in the area of his shoulder.He was identified Trooper John Lennon, confirming information first reported by 5 Investigates. Lennon graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy in May.A line of state police troopers, dressed in yellow coats, saluted outside Massachusetts General Hospital Monday as a fellow trooper walked out after he was shot over the weekend.As he walked out of the hospital Monday, Lennon held a bandaged arm and hand under his vest. Lennon was returned to Cape Cod with a procession and was greeted by additional troopers, ambulances and a flag hanging from a fire ladder. After the shooting Friday night, the shooter fled the area. State police said the search for the suspect and anyone else who may have been in that car is ongoing. Law enforcement, including SWAT teams, conducted a search over the weekend for the suspect near the Hastings Meadow condominiums on West Main Street in Hyannis — which is about a mile and a half away from the scene of the shooting. A Jeep Wrangler was towed away from the scene just before noon Saturday with a state police escort.State police have not revealed the identity of the suspect being sought.

Officials with the Massachusetts State Police, Barnstable Police and Barnstable District Attorney’s Office were set to hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the shooting of a trooper over the weekend.

The shooting happened during a traffic stop shortly after 11:30 p.m. Friday on Camp Street in Barnstable, not far from Cape Cod Hospital, state police said.

State police officials say the 28-year-old trooper suffered a serious, non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his right hand and that the bullet went through his hand and appears to have struck his bulletproof vest in the area of his shoulder.

He was identified Trooper John Lennon, confirming information first reported by 5 Investigates. Lennon graduated from the Massachusetts State Police Academy in May.

A line of state police troopers, dressed in yellow coats, saluted outside Massachusetts General Hospital Monday as a fellow trooper walked out after he was shot over the weekend.

As he walked out of the hospital Monday, Lennon held a bandaged arm and hand under his vest.

Lennon was returned to Cape Cod with a procession and was greeted by additional troopers, ambulances and a flag hanging from a fire ladder.

Trooper Lennon welcomed back to Cape Cod after he was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for a gunshot wound. 

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Trooper Lennon welcomed back to Cape Cod after he was treated at Massachusetts General Hospital for a gunshot wound. 

After the shooting Friday night, the shooter fled the area. State police said the search for the suspect and anyone else who may have been in that car is ongoing.

Law enforcement, including SWAT teams, conducted a search over the weekend for the suspect near the Hastings Meadow condominiums on West Main Street in Hyannis — which is about a mile and a half away from the scene of the shooting. A Jeep Wrangler was towed away from the scene just before noon Saturday with a state police escort.

State police have not revealed the identity of the suspect being sought.

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