On Monday, December 5th, 2022, at approximately 15:00 hours, Boston Police officers assigned to District B-3 responded along with Boston EMS to multiple 911 calls reporting that two people were shot near 155 Talbot Avenue. The shooting occurred near the Joseph Lee Elementary School.
Units quickly responded and located the two male victims. Both victims appeared to be responsive, but had apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wounds that demanded treatment. EMTs took them to a hospital via ambulance where they would receive further treatment. They are expected to fully recover.
Homicide detectives responded to the scene to assist in marking evidence and investigating the incident further. Several pieces of evidence, such as blood spatters and ballistic shell casings, were marked. Many concerned parents stayed near the scene since the shooting occurred dangerously close to the local elementary school. In an interview with Boston 25 News, one parent says:
“Kids can’t even go to school, go to afterschool programs, without worrying about someone shooting and they have to run. They’re too young for that. It just doesn’t make any sense.”
Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper also spoke to the press after the incident: “Members of the Lee School staff acted quickly as they had been trained to do and placed the school in safe mode this afternoon to ensure the safety of students and the staff.” She also stated that resources will be available to any student who is experiencing stress from the incident.
The investigation is still ongoing and there have been no arrests made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact B-3 Detectives at 617-343-4712.
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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.