Wild discrepancy between two sets of crime data released by the Boston Police Department.
Two weeks before year-end, Boston has seen a leveling or drop in most major crime categories throughout each neighborhood, when comparing 2010 to 2009 year to date figures.
What's disturbing is that the homicide level in the city has exploded more than 50%, rising from 46 to 73 murders, thus far.... Read more
UPDATE: The victim died; the alleged shooter was captured and is due for arraignment in Roxbury District Court.
Police have surrounded a building on Homestead Street between Walnut Avenue and Harold Street this afternoon, where they think somebody responsible for a shooting at Homestead and Walnut might be holed up. The homicide unit was summoned.
An argument on a 44 bus on Humboldt Avenue this morning ended in a fatal knife fight, according to the MBTA and the Boston Globe.
The Herald reports police are looking for four people who fled the bus.
The Herald reports he was shot in the throat.
UPDATE: Boston Police report one of the shooting victims has died.
Woolson Street turned into a grisly scene around 1 a.m.; one of the victims is a toddler, Channel 5 reports. Police are looking for a silver or gray Ford Explorer. Channel 7 reports the adults were all shot in the head.
Apparently stymied in their investigation, Boston Police are seeking help from the public to find Jamil Harmon's murderer.