Man Clings to Life After Shooting on Elizabeth Street in Mattapan

On Monday at approximately 02:19 hours, Boston Police Officers from District B-3, responded to the area of 17 Elizabeth Street for a ShotSpotter activation.

First arriving officers located an adult male victim suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. He had been shot at least once in the neck and was in and out of consciousness. Additionally, Officers reported he was unable to move or feel his legs and arms.

Boston EMS paramedics and EMTs quickly responded to the scene and transported him to a local area trauma center where his injuries are considered serious and he is listed in critical condition. It is unknown at this time if he will survive.

Due to the serious nature of the injuries the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators and Command Staff members were all alerted and began responding to the scene.

Investigators quickly responded and the scene was secured. The shooting seemed to have stemmed from a large block party type gathering on Astoria Street and Officers struggled at first to clear the area of the large, unruly crowd. City wide ETDs were even called in for additional manpower.

At this time no arrests have been made although numerous people were seen in handcuffs st the scene and no further information is available. The Boston Police Department continues to review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking 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). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.