At approximately 17:30 hours on January 18th, Boston Police Officers from District C-6, the Youth Violence Strike Force and Boston EMS responded to the D Street Projects for reports of shots fired and possibly a person struck. While responding to the scene dispatch updated that numerous 911 calls were flooding the operations center and units began to converge on the area.
Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They immediately began to render aid to the subject and requested a push for EMS due to the severity of the injuries. While patrol officers were attempting to care for the victim, members of the Youth Violence Strike Force, otherwise known as the Gang Unit began to canvas the area for a known suspect who was identified by witnesses as the shooter.
Boston EMTs and Paramedics arrived on scene and took over care of the shooting victim. They quickly stabilized the subject who was in critical condition and transported him to a local area trauma center for further care. At this time he is expected to survive.
District Detectives began to photograph and process the scene which included over a dozen spent shell casings, ballistic damage to property, and blood. While the scene was investigated, Gang Unit members with assistance from District C-11 Officers stopped and safely apprehended the suspect and a female driver in the area of Savin Hill in Dorchester.
At this time, we are unable to confirm any further information including if the subjects that were taken into custody are facing charges and what those charges are. Additionally we are unable to confirm any further information on the status of the victim. Neighbors were spoke to expressed frustration with what they called “the regualr problem residents” and one went on to say, “BHA needs to kick these sh*theads out, its the same damn a**holes everytime. I don’t even feel bad for the kids getting shot, they wanna play gangster well here you go…”
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling 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.