Not long after, however, the hospital lifted the shelter-in-place directive.
ACT Brookline then reported:
Multi car accident on Boylston & Hammond St in Chestnut Hill. Plus the suspect has been shot. Please avoid the Star Market parking lot.
Boston Police set up a command post at the Star Market and shut the entire parking lot - and Rte. 9.
A nearby school was put into lock-down mode.
Boston Latin School was put into "safe" mode - in which nobody was allowed into the school.
Boston, Brookline and State Police are all investigating the incident, along with the district attorney's offices in Suffolk and Norfolk counties.
Around 10:30 a.m., a woman who was headed to the Brigham and Women's labor and delivery unit was stuck in gridlock on Huntington Avenue because the roads around the hospital were still shut. Police, however, cleared a path for her so that she could give birth in the hospital rather than in a Subaru.