BREAKING: Man Clings to Life After Two Shot Overnight in East Boston

At approximately 02:30 hours Wednesday morning, Boston Police Officers from District A-7 and A-1 responded to calls for shots fired with possible a person shot in the 300 block or Border Street in East Boston. The 911 caller stated that they heard what they believed to be a gunshot followed by a male victim fall to the ground. They also stated that the shooter then took off on foot towards “Shaws”.

Officers arrived on scene and located one victim laying on the street and a second victim inside of a vehicle about a block away. They rendered aid to the men, holding pressure while waiting for Boston EMS to arrive on scene. Boston EMTs and Paramedics quickly packaged the two victims and transported them to MGH.

As of this morning we were updated that one of the victims is stable and expected to survive, the other victim who was shot to the chest is still in critical condition and it is unclear if he will survive. Due to the serious nature of this incident and the severityinjuries, full notifications were made with District Detectives, investigators from the Homicide Unit, members of the Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff, and others all responding to the scene.

A vehicle with ballistic damage could be seen half way down the block and bloody clothes were scattered throughout the street. At this time no arrests have been made, and Boston Police have not confirmed a public suspect description. No further information is available. The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

Anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. 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).