1 killed, 16 hospitalized after SUV enters Apple Store in MA, DA says
An SUV drove into an Apple store in Hingham, Massachusetts on Monday morning, killing one person and hospitalizing sixteen others, according to the Plymouth County prosecutor.
At a press conference at Derby Streets Shops in Hingham on Monday afternoon, documented by CBS Boston, Plymouth County District Attorney Tim Cruz said Hingham police and firefighters were alerted to the scene at the Apple store around 10:45 a.m.
At present, the tow truck is on the scene to remove the SUV which tore through an Apple Store in Hingham, killing one person and injuring 16 others. @wbz pic.twitter.com/Ojj7rPmfHg
— Jordyn Jagolinzer WBZ (@jordyn Jagolinzer) November 21, 2022
“When they arrived, there were people with many injuries inside the store,” Cruz said. “Sixteen people were transported to hospitals; fourteen to hospitals on the South Shore, two to hospitals in Boston. There was one death.
The deceased victim was male, but Cruz said he had no information to indicate whether he was an employee or a customer.
“This morning was an unthinkable morning, and people are trying to get through it and figure out what happened,” Cruz added.
Cruz stressed that “the investigation is active and ongoing” and officials “are very limited in what we can say at this point.”
“It appears from the outset, in a preliminary way, that a dark-colored SUV… passed… at an undetermined speed, through a window and hit several people,” he added.
Hingham police said they had to break the window in order to remove the SUV from inside the Apple Store because it’s too dangerous.#Boston25 pic.twitter.com/Dwew233Pdn
— John Monahan (@JohnMonahanTV) November 21, 2022
DEVELOPMENT – White tents have been set up outside an Apple Store in Hingham, where a car crashed through a glass facade, injuring many people: https://t.co/jwe6WMCS4C pic.twitter.com/phWTDeduW8
— Boston 25 News (@boston25) November 21, 2022
When asked where the driver of the vehicle was, Cruz replied, “I don’t say where he is”, but replied that he was “with police officers”. The identity of the driver has not been made public.
Cruz said that “at about this point, we’re not able to tell you anything. [but] say that there is an active criminal investigation underway.
“We’re not going to be in a position where we can guess or speculate; we are going to take it slow and steady, as we always do in any criminal investigation, making sure we can get to the bottom of what happened,” he added.
WCVB captured footage of an interview with a visibly shaken witness named Anne, who works nearby, and a group of reporters. She said she heard “a huge bang”.
“Like not just broken glass or anything, it was a really strong blow,” Anne added.
“So my heart goes out to all of the Apple employees and all of the customers that are in that store, because no one should be dealing with it during the holiday week, no one,” she said.