An ambush shooting at Metropolitan Avenue and Poplar Street around 1:16 p.m. today left one dead and two local schools locked down.
Boston Police report three young men, 17-23, were in a limo with a driver when their car was raked with gunfire. The driver, unhurt, then took off toward Washington Street, coming to a stop at Beech and Beram streets, in front of the Bates school.
The Bates was locked down for 30 minutes, as was the Conley Elementary School on Poplar Street, a couple of blocks from the shooting scene.
The dead victim was shot in the head; another victim, shot in the chest, is in critical condition at a local hospital. The third victim was shot in the leg and is expected to survive.
Police are asking anybody who might have been on the 50 MBTA bus as it passed Poplar and Metropolitan to contact them at 617-343-4470, or anonymously at 800-494-TIPS or via text "tip" to 27463.
Left marker: Where the limo came to a stop. Right marker: Where the shooting happened.
A year ago, two teenagers were shot around the corner from the Bates at Washington and Beech.
Ed. arrgh note: That hits a little too close to home. The kidlet's bus stop is at Metropolitan and Poplar (and she plays sometimes at the Conley playground); I drive by the Bates on the way to work.