Boston police said six people were shot dead, including one who was killed, in three separate shootings that occurred within an hour of each other Sunday night.
First, two adult men were shot on Orlando Street in Mattapan at approximately 9:10 p.m. One of the men died of his injuries, while the other is expected to recover.
Then, at about 9:40 p.m., police found a man with gunshot wounds on Westview Street in Dorchester. The man was rushed to hospital for treatment for his non-life-threatening injuries.
Finally, police believe that three men who all entered hospitals for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds were linked to a shooting that took place on Rosa Street in Hyde Park. Police found a man with gunshot wounds for the first time around 9:45 p.m. Shortly afterwards, two others with gunshot wounds were themselves taken to a local hospital.
Police said all three scenes are under investigation. Commissioner Michael Cox urged the public to provide all possible assistance.
“This is a pretty awful night. Shoot six people in an hour,” says Cox. “The only thing more disturbing is that our phones don’t ring when people tell us what happened or what they may have seen or heard.”
“Nothing has a greater capacity to tear our community apart than gun violence,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden. “Tragically, we are witnessing that tonight.”
Those with information about the shooting can contact the Boston Police Department at 617-343-5600 or anonymously through the CrimeStoppers Tip Line: 1-800-494-TIPS.
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