Late on Saturday, at approximately 23:30 hours on February 18th, 2023, Boston Police Officers from District D-4 received a ShotSpotter activation in the area of the South End/Lower Roxbury. Officers were immediately dispatched to the scene at Slades at 958 Tremont Street and while responding were updated there may have been a person shot.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered two adult male victims who had been shot. Both victims were immediately cared for and then taken to local hospitals for medical treatment by Boston EMS. Unfortunately, one of the victims was pronounced dead shortly after arrival at the hospital.
According to the police, the injuries sustained by the second victim are considered to be serious but life-threatening. The identity of the deceased victim has not yet been released pending notification of their family and completion of an autopsy by the Medical Examiner.
Due to the serious nature of the incident, full notifications were made with investigators from the Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff, and Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office all responding to the scene.
Additionally EDTs were requested to the scene for additional manpower. Officers and Detectives were seen canvasing the area, marking pieces of evidence including pools of blood and ballistics. At this time it is unclear what prompted the incident or what the violence stemmed from.
The Boston Police Department is investigating the incident and is asking anyone with information to come forward. The motive for the shooting is not yet known, and police have not made any arrests at this time.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist in 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.