Last night, January 11, 2023, at approximately 01:40 hours, Boston Police officers from District B-2 responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Washington Street near MLK Boulevard for 17+ rounds. Police also received numerous 911 calls for the shots as well.
As officers were responding to the scene, members of the anti-crime unit spotted a vehicle described as a dark-colored BMW SUV fleeing the scene. As officers gave chase, they noticed that the vehicle had its windows shot out and there were two people, possibly with injuries, and they were heading in the direction of a local area hospital.
As the chase continued, the vehicle containing the two unidentified victims turned down Tremont Street and appeared to be driving toward the Brigham Women’s Hospital. Police marked the front of the hospital as a crime scene since the damaged car was parked out front. Police also noted that the driver’s side window was the one that was shot out.
While the two victims arrived at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the original crime scene was located and secured on Valentine Street where officers located numerous pieces of ballistic evidence including spent shell casings. Detectives could be seen marking, photographing, and collecting the shells and other evidence.
As Police were marking evidence on Valentine Street, the two victims were receiving treatment inside the hospital. Information about their injuries is slim, but they appeared to be stable when they arrived and their wounds were deemed serious but non-life-threatening. They are expected to survive and fully recover.
Police and Detectives began looking around both Valentine Street and Washington Street to locate the possible suspect. But, with the lack of witnesses at the time and no suspect description, they were unable to locate the shooter at this time and there have been no arrests.
This case is still under investigation and there is no further information. Any individuals with information are 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.