On Wednesday, December 14th, 2022, at approximately 23:15 hours, Boston Police officers assigned to District B-2 both responded to numerous 911 calls all reporting that a shooting had occurred near 20 Kensington Street in Roxbury. Callers report that there was one victim who appeared to have life-threatening injuries.
Police units arrived first and quickly located where the victim had been shot. The male victim suffered gunshot wounds to both his head and back and was not responsive, so officers called for a push on EMS who arrived soon afterwards.
Once Boston EMS EMTs arrived at the scene, they began attempting to treat the victim’s wounds. Despite their heroic efforts, the victim’s wounds were far too severe, and he eventually succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. His identity has not yet been released to the public as Police are still informing his family members.
The supervisor on the scene made full notifications soon after the victim was pronounced deceased, and Homicide Detectives also responded to assist in the investigation. They began closing off the area and marking pieces of evidence, including a few ballistic shell casings. No weapon was located in the area.
Police also started searching for any possible suspects that may have been involved. However, neither witnesses nor the initial 911 callers could provide a detailed suspect description, so police knew their search was going to be prolonged. Although police scanned the city through the night, no arrests have been made at this time.
Despite first responders’ efforts to keep Boston safe, this shooting is one of many that have occurred in the last week. Two of these shootings took place in front of an elementary school, and most of them have caused severe or deadly injuries. Recently, the Boston Police Department announced an event where people could turn in guns in exchange for a gift card, but many residents wonder if it will actually be effective. Much of Boston is awaiting for the District Attorney and the Mayor’s response to these heinous acts.
This investigation is still ongoing and there have been no arrests made at this time. Police officers and Homicide detectives are actively reviewing the facts of this case and continuing to look for a suspect. Anyone with information is urged to contact B-2 Detectives at 617-343-4275.
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.