Last night, a man was shot to death in Norfolk Street, at 21:14 hours on July 17th. Boston Police officers responded originally to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Norfolk Street and Elizabeth Street in Mattapan before they located the victim.
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.
First arriving officers located the adult male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began to render aid to the man who was in grave condition while also requesting a push on responding Boston EMS units.
Boston EMS paramedics and EMTs quickly responded to the scene and transported the victim to Boston Medical Center. Tragically the man succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.
Due to the serious nature of the incident the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators and Command Staff members were all alerted and responded to the scene.
Evidence markers could be seen throughout the entire street and surrounding area where at least one vehicle, presumably the victims was hit with gunfire. A couple of blocks down the street another vehicle was taped off after it crashed into some bushes. This is presumably the suspects vehicle. Additionally investigators could be seen marking, photographing and collecting numerous spent shell casings, blood and other evidence.
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.