Friday evening at approximately 17:30 hours, a Boston Police officer radioed to report hearing shots fired in the area of Columbia Road in Dorchester. Shortly thereafter, a ShotSpotter activation located the shooting to the area of Columbia Road next to the Frederick Middle School.
Boston Police arrived and gathered eye witness accounts from witnesses in the area who helped with a vehicle description leading the Boston Police Gang Unit to locate a silver SUV at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Bowdoin Street. Not only did the vehicle match the description but it also had clearly sustained ballistic damage consistent with the description given by witnesses.
The Gang Unit successfully stopped the vehicle, identifying a man who had sustained multiple gun shot wounds to his leg and hand. Upon first glance, the hand that got shot seemed to have resulted in the loss of a finger. Within minutes, Boston EMS arrived on scene to treat the victim, transporting him to a local hospital. The quick ability of Officers to communicate and locate the vehicle and victim, as well as fast acting EMS response, allowed this man to be treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
Back on Columbia Road, Boston Police Officers were able to establish the original crime scene – opening the investigation and locating the shell casings at the scene of the incident. District Detectives were called to the scene, and they processed the multiple spent shell casings that were strewn throughout the street.
At this time no arrests have been made. As always, BPD is asking any member of the public who wishes to assisted with this investigation to anonymously call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or to text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).