At approximately 20:15 hours last night, Cambridge Police officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 595 Technology Square. As Officers canvased, the area, their operations center began receiving additional 911 calls updating that two people had been shot inside a vehicle at 151 Washington Street.
Officers responded and quickly located a male and female victim at the location both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began rendering aid to the victims and updated dispatch that the female had a gunshot wound to the head and the male was shot to the body.
Sources close to the investigation tell us a baby was inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting in the arms of one of the victims. Additionally, they tell us that investigators assigned to this incident are skeptical that this is a random act of violence and instead are looking into the possibility of this being a targeted incident.
According to Cambridge Police, “Preliminary information indicates that the victims were shot while sitting inside a car. The car was damaged and a number of casings have been recovered. At this time, the injuries to the victims are serious, but not believed to be life-threatening.”
Anyone with any information related to this incident is strongly encouraged to call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message.