On May 30th at approximately 10:30 p.m. shots were fired near 50 Medford Street in Charlestown. Boston Police Officers received at least one 911 call reporting the incident and officers assigned to Districts A-1/A-15 and area EDTs responded at the scene.
Officers arrived on the scene and began investigating the incident. Officers secured the area and searched for evidence and potential witnesses. They quickly found spent shell-casings to cover as well as ballistic damage to multiple vehicles, buildings, and homes throughout the area. According to sources close to the investigation, over sixty rounds were found in the surrounding neighborhood, miraculously with no victims.
The Charlestown Public Housing Development surrounds the area making it densely populated, where citizens could have easily been harmed. Luckily, the abundant amount of ballistics did not cause any injury. The evidence was cataloged, photographed, and collected by police for further processing.
Last month, a 15-year-old boy was shot in broad daylight about three blocks away from Monday’s shootout. That incident resulted in SWAT team members searching nearby buildings. In a second incident in late March another teen was shot in the chest making, marking a troubling uptick in violence.
At this time, no arrests have been made and the investigation is still ongoing. If you are a community member wishing to assist, you can do so anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).