Mission Main Double Shooting, 04/19/2020

Overnight two men were shot inside of the Mission Main Projects in Roxbury.

At approximately 21:25 hours a ShotSpotter activation for the area of Alphonsus Street and Horadan Way for 7+ rounds was received. At approximately the same time 911 began receiving calls for reports of possibly two people shot in the same area. Boston Police officers assigned to District B-2, the Night Shift Captain (YB05), Gun Cars, & Gang Unit as well as Boston EMS Paramedic 2, Ambulances 25 and 13, the Special Operations Tango 1, Lieutenants from Division 1 and 2, and the Shift Commander C8 all responded.

First arriving Officers located two adult male subjects inside of a residence on Turquoise Way in the Mission Hill complex suffering from what appeared to be gun shot wounds. One man seemed to have been shot in the arm and the other shot in the leg and back. Officers immediately began to render aid to the two men, including the application of a tourniquet. Boston EMTs and Paramedics quickly arrived and took over care for both men,  expertly stabilizing them before transport. They were both subsequently taken to local area hospitals with what is considered at this time to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers were able to locate ballistics in the rear of the building and on Horadan Way. A crime scene was quickly established and detectives responded to the scene. The evidence was processed and ballistics recovered.

To make matters more complicated, during this incident, the fire-alarm and sprinkler system were inadvertently activated, causing a response from the Boston Fire Department. They were held back for safety concerns until the scene could be secured before they were able to enter. They swiftly disabled the alarms and fire systems before leaving.

This is an ongoing police investigation at this time there have been no arrests and police are asking for the communities help. As always, BPD is asking any member of the public who wishes to assisted with this investigation to anonymously call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or to text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).