Police: Rental cars being used in shootouts

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — Police in Brockton say shooters are having their friends rent cars that they can then drive during shootouts.

Sgt. Mark Celia tells The Enterprise this trend has allowed gunmen to avoid getting captured by police.

Authorities say four men were arrested Sunday morning in a rental car after police found two loaded firearms. Police say none of the four men were listed on the rental car agreement of the Dodge Charger they were traveling in.

Celia says the people committing gun violence in recent weeks have had their friends rent the cars for them from Hertz and other mom and pop rental places.

Mayor Bill Carpenter said Sunday that rental companies should be held accountable for contributing to gun violence in Brockton.

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