On April 18th, 2020 a 10-year-old girl was shot while inside her own apartment.
At approximately 17:12 hours Boston Police Officers from District B-2 responded to the apartment building at 21 Nazing Street in Roxbury for the reported person shot. On arrival officers located a 10-year-old female suffering from an apparent gun shot wound to the back. Boston EMS Ambulance 12, Paramedic 2 and Division 2 quickly responded and provided life saving care. The young girl was transported to Children’s in critical but stable condition. She is expected to survive.
Upon further investigation the cause of the shooting is believed to have been unrelated to the child. The round that struck the girl traveled through the wall from another apartment where a large repass gathering was underway for a young man who was killed last week. Sources close say they believe the discharge was accidental and not intentionally fired.
At a press conference following the incident Police Commissioner Gross was visibly upset as he spoke about the shooting. DA Rollins also spoke promising, “we will find these people and hold them accountable… this is avoidable and should have been.” Mayor Marty Walsh was also present with a strong message for the community, “The gun-play on the streets of Boston needs to stop… it is unacceptable”.
As always Gross asked the public and community to come together and help the investigation. Those with information are urged to reach out and assist this investigation anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).