Mattapan Shootout Leaves One in the Hospital Overnight

At approximately 23:45 hours on August 21st Boston Police Officers from District B-3 responded to the area of Fairmount Street and Capen Street in Mattapan for the Shot Spotter activation for 13 rounds.

First arriving Officers located a scene at the intersection where a handful of spent shell casings were found, however as they continued to canvas the surrounding area it became clear that the scene was much, much larger than first thought.

The original scene was extended down Fairmount Street from Capen Street all the way up to Milton Ave. Over 30 casings could be seen scattered down the street as well as six cars with clear ballistic damage.

While units were continuing to investigate the shots fired call, they were made aware that a male subject had presented at Boston Medical Center suffering from at least five gun shot wounds in a car that was heavily damaged with ballistics.

The man was quickly cared for by Boston EMS EMTs that were parked in the Ambulance Bay after dropping off another patient. At this time he is expected to survive his injuries, considered to be serious but non-life-threatening.

Detectives and Command Staff processed the original scene of the shooting, collecting evidence and photographing it before doing the same at the BMC ED as the two incidents are believed to be connected.

At this time the suspects from the shooting are believed to be three young males that were seen fleeing from the area on foot, however nothing further is available at this time. No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.