Starting at approximately 04:30 hours Sunday morning, Boston Police began receiving numerous calls for shots fired in the areas of Violet Street, Blue Hill Avenue, Almont Street, and Hiawatha Road in Mattapan. Other calls for shots fired in the immediate area were made while Boston Police Officers from B-3 were racing to the scene of the first set of calls.
When they got to the streets mentioned, they immediately began looking for victims, ballistics, and any potential witnesses that would be able to provide more information. Multiple units were flagged down by different witnesses in the area that all provided a similar suspect description. The suspects were said to be hispanic males in a black pick up truck, one of which was wearing a white sleeveless tank, who was supposedly the shooter. One witness was also able to provide a partial plate to the truck, and one of the units nearby reported seeing a black pickup truck fitting the description fleeing from the area.
While units were in search of the suspect, officers canvassed the area and were able to locate ballistics on Hiawatha Road. Detectives were called in to photograph and process ballistics, when roughly 20 minutes later, members of the B-3 Anti Crime Unit were able to apprehend the suspected vehicle on Blue Hill Avenue.Four hispanic males were removed from the vehicle and detained. The passenger, as witnesses described, was wearing a white tank top. Officers located multiple spent shell casings in the cab as well as the bed of the truck – indicating to officers that shots had been fired while in the vehicle.
After further investigation, it is thought that the occupants of the truck stashed the gun between the time the truck was observed fleeing the area, and when it came back to the general vicinity before being stopped by police. All four individuals were brought back to the station for further questioning and investigation. Detectives wrapped up the investigation at the scene where ballistics were found as well as the vehicle itself, and the incident is still currently under investigation.
No arrests have been confirmed as of yet, and no further information is available as BPD was unable to provide comment. As always, community members wishing to assist can do so by anonymously by contacting the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). We also highly recommended wearing shoes when walking down Blue Hill Ave… not only for hygiene but over all just trying to keep it classy this summer.