Shortly after 18:00 hours yesterday, Boston Police Officers from District B-2, C-11 and B-3 responded to numerous incidents of shots fired and people shot in Roxbury and Dorchester in the span of roughly 90 minutes. Multiple people were shot with injuries ranging from serious but not life-threatening to fatal. In addition to the two shooting scenes police responded to a number of other ShotSpotter activations and calls for shots fired throughout the evening. Full audio from the radio traffic from across the city can be found below, it has been altered from its original format to remove low priority calls and extraneous radio transmissions.
Roxbury- Approximately 18:15 hours
Boston Police B-2 units respond to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 16 Normandy Street for 3 rounds. While responding the Boston Regional Intellegenci Center, also known as the BRIC, report seeing suspects fire multiple rounds on some of the Boston Police cameras which are strategically located around the City. Using these important cameras, the suspects are able to be tracked on their flight path towards Blue Hill Ave and into a near by awaiting vehicle.
Officers quickly began to canvas the area for potential victims and evidence of the shooting in the area. While searching Officers located a victim, who’s age and gender are still unknown at this time at the intersection of Normandy Street and Creston Street. The victim was in the process of being driven by friends to a local area hospital. Rather than waiting for EMS Officers allowed the vehicle to continue and followed to Boston Medical Center.
Ballistics were located in the same area of the victim at Normandy Street and Creston Street and a crime scene was established. District Detectives responded to the scene as well as to the hospital where they met the victim. At this time the injuries are believed to be serious but not life threatening. No arrests have been made and no further information is available.
Dorchester- Approximately 18:30 hours
Units from C-11 and B-3 respond to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Lyndhurst Street and Washington Street for 12+ rounds. While units are responding, numerous 911 calls begin to flood in reporting 8-10 rounds fired in the same area of Kenwood Street.
Units from B-3 and C-11 quickly found two victims and repeatedly updated they needed a push on EMS, signaling the urgent status of both victims. Soon after officers on scene updated a male victim had been shot to the leg and a female had been shot to the head. Later in the evening, sources close to the family informed our team that the female victim, a 16-year-old girl, had succumb to her injuries at a local area hospital. According to those same sources, her boyfriend, the male victim, was stable. Those close with the victims speculated to us that the boyfriend may have been the intended target of the attack.
While officers and EMS desperately tended to the pair’s injuries, attempting to render aid and save both of their lives, additional units responded to establish a crime scene and gain any information on possible suspects. Due to the seriousness of the injuries full notifications were made with ETDs, Crime Scene Response, District Detectives, Homicide Unit Investigators and Command Staff all responding to the scene.
A short time after the initial call, a third victim was located in the area of Regis Road. His injuries are believed to be serious but not life-threatening at this time. A possible suspect vehicle description was able to be gathered and BRIC cameras did pick up a possible match fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.
Detectives and members of the Crime Scene Response Unit could be seen gathering evidence and processing the ballistics and blood late into the evening. At this time no arrests have been made and police are continuing their investigation. Boston Police have yet to release any official information or comment on this tragic incident.
As always, community members wishing to assist this investigation may call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or anonymously can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.