An outbreak of violence in Boston Sunday night took the lives of two people and injured four others in a series of incidents that police are still investigating.
Officials said Boston police were notified of a shooting on Blue Hill Avenue near the Washington Street intersection in Roxbury around 7:47 p.m. There, police said they found an adult man suffering from gunshot wounds who was transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS. He was pronounced dead there, officials said.
Then around 11:08 p.m., police said they were notified of another person shot in Roxbury, at the Quincy and Weldon Streets intersection, less than two miles away. There, another adult man was found suffering from gunshot wounds and was also transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead there, officials said.
Police were then called back to Dorchester just after 11:30 p.m. Sunday night and found another adult man suffering from gunshot wounds at 99 Draper Street. The man, police said, was taken to a local hospital by Boston EMS with life-threatening injuries.
While officials remained at the Draper Street incident, police received a call regarding two people that had been stabbed near 11 Charles Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, police said they were notified of a third individual arrived at a nearby hospital with stab wounds that were considered non-life threatening. The two individuals near 11 Charles Street were transported to a local hospital, with their stab wounds also considered non-life threatening, police said.
Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden spoke on the need to address the subject of illegal firearm possession and the ripple effects it has on communities in a statement.
“We should all be outraged by the calamitous violence that rocked our neighborhoods last night,” Hayden said. “My heart cries out for our city and for everyone impacted by these tragedies. We’ll work tirelessly to bring the perpetrators to justice and we ask anyone in the community with information to please help us.”
Boston Police Superintendent Felipe Colon described the night as “hectic” just after midnight on Monday morning.
“We have officers from all over the city responding to many of the incidents that occurred,” he said.
Police said it remains unclear whether or not any of the incidents overnight are related.
The identities of the two deceased men and the four who suffered injuries were not disclosed and it is unclear if the four incidents have any connection.