Wild west in the South End: One shot to death, three arrested, Expressway gridlocked
Boston and State Police are swarming the area from Boston Medical Center to Freeport Street in Dorchester, looking for evidence in a shooting spree that left one man dead and that ended with arrests after a chase down the Expressway.
The incident began shortly after 6:45, when three men started firing away where Mass. Ave., Melnea Cass Boulevard and Southampton Street come together. Boston Police report he was rushed to nearby Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The men fled onto the Expressway south in a silver Nissan - with a Boston cruiser in pursuit. State Police report:
At 6:52 hours a state trooper observed and began pursuing of the wanted vehicle on Rt. 93 at Savin Hill. State Police Troop H Headquarters assumed command and control of what was now a State Police pursuit.
At 6:55 hours two MSP units boxed in the suspect vehicle and troopers took three occupants out of the vehicle at gun point. The three occupants were taken into custody and turned over to Boston Police.
The car was stopped on Freeport Street, Boston Police say.
As of 9 p.m., Boston officers were continuing to search the Expressway - and the land underneath it - for the gun used in the shooting.
UPDATE: Police found a gun around 11 p.m. by Savin Hill, Kevin Wiles reports.