On Thursday night at approximately 21:45 hours, Boston Police Department responded to a 911 call for a person reportedly shot at 4 Oak Hill Ave in Mattapan. While police were responding, the 911 caller reported that the victim had lost consciousness and told dispatchers they thought the man was dying.
Officers assigned to District B-3 as well as K-9 and tactical assets all responded to the area and upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim appeared to have been shot in the chest and was in serious condition.
Officers immediately began to render aid, requesting a push on Boston EMS multiple times. When EMTs and Paramedics arrived they immediately began to treat the man and then transported him to a local hospital. Tragically, the man eventually succumbed to his injuries at a local area hospital and was pronounced deceased.
Officers immediately began to shut down the surrounding streets and area, putting up crime scene tape and canvasing for evidence and witnesses. Witnesses reported seeing a newer model Honda Accord fleeing the area down Walk Hill Street and provided officers with a detailed description of the shooter.
Due to the serious nature of the injuries the supervisor on scene made full notifications. Homicide Detectives, Crime Scene Response Investigators, the District Attorney and Command Staff members were all alerted and began responding to the scene. Late into the night investigators could be seen processing the scene, including marking, photographing and collecting the numerous pieces of evidence.
Officers did locate a vehicle matching the description of a possible suspect. The vehicle was left running and turned out to be a ZipCar rental, on Dania Street which is a dead end. According to sources on scene, Officer were also able to recover video footage of the vehicle being left as well as the suspects fleeing the area on foot.
At this time no arrests have been made 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.