Malcom X Park Shooting, 05/03/2020

At approximately 15:45 hours on May 3rd, 2020 Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 responded to the area of Malcom X Park for a ShotSpotter activation for 4-6 rounds. Shortly after the activation 911 began receiving call for a person shot at Dale Street and Obierne Place. 

Officers located the victim who had been shot to the leg and quickly applied a tourniquet while awaiting EMS. Boston EMS arrived, promptly stabilizing and then transporting the man to a local area hospital with what are considered to be non-life-threatening injuries at this time. 

Officers on scene quickly developed a preliminary suspect description of an African-American male wearing a black hoodie driving a moped. Police searched for the man as well as evidence utilizing multiple K-9 units, however were only able to locate ballistics at the top of the park near the basketball courts. Detectives processed the scene and the evidence was collected. 

At this time this is still an ongoing police investigation and no further information is available. As always community members wishing to assist may do so anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or to text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).