Gunfire erupts in Roxbury, Dorchester
A night of gunfire and bloodshed across the two neighborhoods left one person near death, three others shot and bullets riddling streets and apartments. Around 10:30 p.m., Boston Medical Center declared its trauma beds full and shut its emergency room to new trauma cases; a victim from a double shooting on Devon Street was diverted to Brigham and Women's Hospital.
That shooting was the most serious. Police responded to Devon Street around 10:20 p.m. on reports of several shots fired.
Police found a man with a gunshot wound to the leg around the corner on Brunswick Street - and a blood trail from Devon to his location. Another man, shot in the neck, according to AlertNewEngland, was driven in a car headed to Boston Medical Center. His injuries were so bad the homicide unit was called in just in case he dies.
A black man in a blue hoodie was spotted running away.
Boston Police brought in officers from across the city to help with the investigation and secure the crime scene.
Around 9 p.m., police responded to 180 Ruggles St. in Roxbury after an officer in the area spotted two men running from what they told him was a guy who'd shot at him, Brian D'Amico reports. A nearby resident found a bullet in her apartment; police were looking for a black Camry with tinted windows.
About 50 minutes later, two people who said they'd been shot on Ruggles Street turned up - a woman who told housing police at 190 Ruggles that she'd been grazed by a bullet and a woman who showed up at Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Around 8:45 p.m., police responded to reports of up to 16 shots at Nottingham and Bullard streets in Dorchester. Witnesses spotted two cars - a red Cadillac and a black sedan that might have been a Maxima - fleeting the scene.
Around 11:10 p.m. a Chinese-food delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint at Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street by two men and a woman. All were described as black, in their late 20s and wearing dark hoodies.