Two Shot One Dead in Hyde Park, 05/18/2020

Voices of Boston Police Commissioner Gross and Suffolk County DA Rollins

Overnight on Tuesday May 18th, 2020 two people were shot, one killed, in the area of Martini Shell Park in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston. Details are below.

At approximately 21:36 hours Boston Police Officers from District E-18 as well as Troopers from the Massachusetts State Police responded to the report of Shots Fired at 1035 Truman Highway in Hyde Park. At approximately the same time Boston EMS began receiving calls for people shot both at the original call location as well as Boston EMS’s Station 18. First arriving units located a victim on Truman Highway suffering from apparent gun shot wounds, with units locating a second victim at Ambulance 18’s satellite on Dana Ave.

BPD Units on scene on Dana Ave reported CPR in progress with as many as four people possibly shot and requesting a push on EMS. BEMS Ambulance 18, Ambulance 17, Ambulance 12, Paramedic 3, Paramedic 40, Special Operations Tango 1, The Division 2 Lieutenant, and Shift Commander C13 all responded to the call for assistance. On Scene only two subjects with injuries consistent with gun shot wounds were located and transported, police units were dispatched to local area hospital where they expected additional victims to self present. The male who was transported was later pronounced at the hospital and identified by the DA’s Office as Israel Mayhew who was 26 years old. The woman who is expected to survive has only been identified as a 20 year old female.

Boston Police made full notifications and detectives responded to the scene. However, after further investigation it was determined that the incident had occurred on DCR property making it State Police jurisdiction. MSP Crime Scene processed the area where almost thirty rounds were believed to have been fired. A third scene was located at 1800 Hyde Park Ave, in the Dunkin Donuts parking lot, where vehicle with its tires shot out was found. Two males were identified and questioned, but they were later released.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details are available at this time. The Boston Police Department as well as the Massachusetts State Police are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and are asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or MSP at 617-727-8817. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting