Independence Day: Fireworks or Shots Fired? Read Below for the Recap of the 70+ Rounds Overnight

Monday, July 5th at 00:00 hours:

Right around midnight a victim self-presented to Boston Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries due to a gunshot wound. It is believed to have happened in Roxbury. Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 responded and got a statement from the victim. No further information is available at this time.

Monday, July 5th at 01:20 hours

At approximately 01:20 hours, Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-3 responded to the area of Spencer Street, between Park Street and Wheatland Street in Dorchester, for reports of rapid fire of at least 30 rounds. Boston Police established a crime scene and called in Detectives to process spent shell casings and ballistic damage that was observed to at least one hours in the area. No victims were found and the investigation is ongoing.

Monday, July 5th at 01:50 hours

At 01:50 hours Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 responded to the area of Hollander Street, in H-Block, for reports of a person shot found in a vehicle, appearing to be in critical condition. Boston EMS also responded immediately, arriving and transporting the victim with serious injuries. The victim is currently in stable condition despite sustaining gunshot wounds to the torso and head. No arrests have been made, and District Detectives were on scene to process recovered shell casings and ballistic evidence on scene.

Monday, July 5th at 01:55 hours

Minutes after the shooting on Hollander Street, a mere two blocks up on Harold Street, in Roxbury, Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 responded to reports of another person shot. Boston EMS again transported the victim immediately to a local area hospital where they were treated for serious, injuries however the victim is expected to survive. Approximately 40 spent shell casings were recovered and processed by District Detectives on scene. No arrests have been made at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

The over 70 rounds fired that were confirmed last night is the latest evidence of shootings and gunfire related offenses becoming evermore prevalent throughout our city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods. With the increase in criminal activity and the lack of support by city officials to recognize the need for added first responder presence, the role of community members is more important than ever. Anyone wishing to assist is encouraged to do so by anonymously by contacting the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).