KMV reports a man was shot on Westminster Avenue near Washington Street early this morning. Somebody put him in a car and wound up at Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street, where police were investigating an unrelated crash. EMTs were summoned, the man was taken to the hospital in bad shape - the homicide unit was called in due to the severity of his injuries.
In the foot, on Malta Street off Edgewater Drive around 9:10 p.m.
It took some 45 minutes for all the marchers who started at Madison Park to fill into the Common, through a single entrance and past a BPD SWAT vehicle to join the thousands of people already waiting for them for a rally for gun control, against the NRA and against the bloodshed that happens time and time again - not just at high schools in well off towns, but in the streets of Roxbury, where Tarek Mroue was shot to death in a road-rage incident. Read more.
The 7-Eleven on Washington Street at Mass. Ave. was held up around 8:50 p.m. by two men, one of whom had a gun and who may have used it to shoot out a store window.
Boston Police report arresting a 29-year-old Winthrop woman after they say officers watched her buy some heroin at a Dorchester Kentucky Fried Chicken - and her 70-year-old companion, whom they say was packing a loaded gun and driving an SUV equipped with an "AR-15 style" rifle, ten clips for it and body armor. Read more.
A man who went into court ready to acknowledge he was walking across the Northeastern campus with a loaded gun had his conviction dismissed because campus police didn't have enough of a reason to "seize" him in the first place and because the judge in the case failed to ask him at the start of his trial if he were really sure he wanted to admit possession of the gun. Read more.
And the lowest of them all is Massachusetts, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control.
Three shots fired on Barry Street, near Barry Park, around 9:55 p.m. No victims.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that prosecutors can use a pellet gun found in a man's Jeep as evidence against him when he goes on trial for an alleged case of road rage on I-93. Read more.
Tim Devin watched Somerville High School students get into the positions they've been taught to assume during a school lockdown in a walkout this morning to call for restrictions of guns used for mass murders.
On Stanwood Street between Laredo and Normandy streets. No apparent victims.
WBUR reports on a Someville meeting of alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
At Cedar and Washington streets, around 9:50 p.m. Injuries not considered life threatening.
UPDATE: Suspect arrested.
A man with alleged ties to a South End gang was arrested today on charges he participated in a shooting on Shawmut Avenue on Jan. 14, according to Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, which report a second man, with alleged ties to a rival Roxbury gang, was arrested yesterday on charges he tried and failed to shoot somebody around the corner on Trotter Court a couple weeks later. Read more.
Officials at MIT and UMass Amherst said today that high-school students shouldn't worry about their admission status if their high schools discipline them for walking out of class in anti-gun protests.