Shawmut Ave Shooting Under Investigation

A series of gunshots echoed through the night around 10:00 PM on May 12, 2023, prompting a Shotspotter activation and multiple 911 calls in the vicinity of 618 Shawmut Ave. Shotspotter indicated that a total of 21 rounds were fired, intensifying the urgency of the response. As units arrived, the area was secured, and officers commenced a search for potential victims or suspects. Among the chaos, a woman nearby could be heard shouting that she had been shot, though no visible injuries were evident and her claims of who shot her ranged from the police to random people, raising questions about the legitimacy of her claims.

As a precautionary measure, the woman was immediately transported to a nearby medical facility by Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for further examination. The extent of her injuries, if any, has yet to be confirmed, and authorities are actively investigating the incident to determine the source and motive behind the gunfire.

Detectives from District D-4 swiftly arrived at the scene to initiate a thorough evidence collection process. The area surrounding Shawmut Ave was cordoned off, and a meticulous search for ballistic evidence and any additional clues commenced. The investigation will be crucial in shedding light on the circumstances surrounding the incident and identifying those responsible for the gunshots.

The Boston Police Department is urging anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information that could aid in the investigation to come forward and provide details to the authorities. Boston Police are also in the process of reviewing any available surveillance footage from the area to potentially identify any suspects or vehicles associated with the incident.