Police are currently searching for suspects involved in a shooting at a housing development in Boston that left five people injured, including a critically wounded teenage girl. The incident occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. on September 17, in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood, with over a dozen shots fired. As of now, no arrests have been made.
Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox and Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin R. Hayden have appealed to the public for assistance in identifying and locating those responsible for the shooting. Commissioner Cox urged residents in the area to come forward with any information or sightings of suspicious activity or vehicles.
Mayor Michelle Wu expressed her condemnation of the violence, emphasizing that families with young children and teenagers should be able to focus on their education without the fear of gunfire. She expressed her frustration and called for swift action to remove guns from the streets, highlighting the city’s commitment to creating a safe environment for its residents.
It is worth noting that this shooting incident occurred less than a month after gunfire wounded several individuals near a parade during Boston’s annual Caribbean festival. However, the two incidents are unrelated, as confirmed by the police. In the previous shooting, two suspects were apprehended, and multiple weapons were recovered.
The victims of the recent shooting were transported to local hospitals, and their injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.