Boston Police report arresting three men and a teenager for the eight-victim gun battle just feet from the Jouvert parade up Blue Hill Avenue Saturday morning - although only two of them may have done the shooting.
Two of the people arrested, including one of the possible shooters, were carrying loaded guns modified to let them fire continuously, police say.
According to police, one of the eight people shot around 7:45 a.m. on Talbot Avenue near Blue Hill Avenue, Sebastian Fernandez, 21, was also involved in the shooting, although police say they have yet to find the gun he used.
Police said surveillance video from the scene shows Fernandez and another male, possibly a 17-year-old they arrested later in the day - opening fire on each other.
Police say Fernandez was shot in the leg during the volleys and limped into a nearby tow lot "where he had a tourniquet applied to him by officers and was transported to a local hospital for treatment." He remains at the hospital under police guard.
Police say that the second shooter, wearing a black hoodie with white writing on it "fled on foot into the rear of the Boys and Girls Club towards Franklin Field and made good his escape."
However, police add, around 1:50 p.m., officers spotted somebody matching the description of that person about a mile away on Westview Street in the Franklin Field development.
Officers stopped the individual to conduct a threshold inquiry and found the 17 year old male from Dorchester to be in possession of a Polymer 80 pistol equipped with a "Glock switch" [which turns a gun into an automatic weapon]
He was initially charged with illegal possession of a firearm, but could face further charges as the investigation continues, police say.
Arrested at the scene, by officers already on patrol along the Jouvert route, were Gerald Vick and Dwayne Francis, both 30 and both from Dorchester.
Officers recovered from Vick a 9mm pistol with a large capacity magazine, equipped with a “Glock switch” that enabled the firearm to fire continuously. Francis was found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol.
Both were charged will illegal possession of a firearm.
Police say five men, including Fernandez, and one woman were transported to local hospitals with gunshot wounds, none considered life-threatening. Two other people were treated at the scene for graze wounds, police say.
The shootings all happened on what turned into a bloody half-mile stretch of Blue Hill Avenue yesterday.