Sue O'Connell of NECN had just gotten out of her car on Centre Street around 3:20 p.m. when a guy pulled out a gun and fired several shots. She reports there was a school bus full of kids right there.
Another witness reported five shots fired.
The gunman did not hot anybody and ran away.
The shooting happened as people gathered a block or so away at Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street to celebrate a planned Jackson Square recreation center. Mayor Walsh was due to speak at 2:30 to announce a $2-million city grant for the center. In addition to the mayor, Police Commissioner William Evans was at the announcement.
The gunfire was also a block or so away from where Gerrod Brown, 16, was shot to death the night before.