Two People Shot in Roslindale Yesterday Evening

Yesterday around 18:45 hours Boston Police Officers assigned to District E-5 and Boston EMS responded to Newburg Street in Roslindale for the reports of a person shot to the face. On arrival a male subject was located with a graze type wound to his cheek. The man had fled where the shooting occurred one street over and knocked a a random door begging for help.

Officers canvassed the area where the victim had stated the shooting occurred. They located a dark colored SUV with all four door left open in the middle of Newburg Street with multiple casings in the street. Additionally officers located footprints in the snow and called for a tracking K-9 with concerns that the shooter may still be in the neighborhood.

Coincidentally, Boston Police Commissioner Gross was driving through the area and with out hesitation, jumped in to assist his officers with clearing the neighborhood. Gross could be seen, gun drawn, clearing garages, back yards and other possible hiding spots, truly leading by example.

Detectives were called to the scene and after realizing they were unable to handle to amount of evidence, requested the assistance of the Crime Scene Response Unit. While investigators were processing the scene, an additional victim self presented at Boston Medical Center suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. At this time both victims are expected to survive their injuries with both wounds being considered non-life-threatening. No further information is available.