LOWELL -- Police say they are actively investigating a shooting reported around 2 a.m. Sunday morning in the Back Central neighborhood, in which a man was shot in the leg.

Police Superintendent Bill Taylor said authorities responded to Walnut Street Sunday morning and found a 31-year-old man with a bullet in his leg believed to be non-life-threatening. Neighbors said the shooting occurred outside 10 Walnut St. though Taylor said officials believe the shooting to be unrelated to that address. Taylor said there were few other details he could release at this time.

Neighbors in the area said they heard two or three shots fired. One man, who would only go by his first name "Louie," said he saw three or four men in a car drive up the street. They started arguing with three men walking on Walnut Street, he said. Shots were fired and the car left the area.

Drops of blood were spotted in the road later that morning.

Taylor said police are looking into any surveillance video which many be available from the residential area, as well.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lowell Police at 978-937-3200 or Crimestoppers at 978-459-TIPS (8477). Tipsters can remain anonymous and can receive up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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