Man Suffers Graze Wound in Overnight Shooting

Yesterday evening at approximately 22:10 hours Boston EMS Ambulance 12 and Boston Police Officers from District B-2 responded to Creston Park in Roxbury for the reported person shot.

On arrival officers located an adult male suffering from an extremely, extremely minor scratch of a graze wound. He was transported to a local area hospital where he will obviously survive his injuries.

While canvassing the area numerous spent shell casings were located, and a crime scene established. While speaking to witnesses, officers were told that a single gunman fled on foot, down an alley, through a hole in the fence and out onto Blue Hill Ave.

Detectives were called to the scene and the evidence was processed. Tensions spike a few times in the area when a heavily intoxicated man who continued to tell everyone he was a UPD Driver, began to belligerently scream at officers however BPD was able to skillfully deescalate the situation.

At this time no arrests have been made in the shooting. As always community members wishing to assist in the investigation can help by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).