Police Are Investigating a Shooting on Boston Common
One person is in the hospital with serious injuries and three others were taken into custody after a shooting on Boston Common Tuesday night.
Police say a 19-year-old man from Hyde Park was shot at around 6:47 p.m. near the Parkman Bandstand after what they believe was an argument among people who know one another. The three others, including one person who fled into the Arlington T station, were taken into custody last night. They were interviewed and released, police say.
BPD has asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the department’s anonymous tip line.
#BPD asking community members w/info relative to tonight’s shooting on Boston Common to call 800-494-TIPS or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) September 13, 2017
The Globe reports that the incident led to a “chaotic scene ” at the popular public park, with visitors running for cover and police swarming. A large area around the bandstand was roped off with police tape while an investigation is underway.
Shooting on Boston Common, suspect ran into T and down a tunnel pic.twitter.com/BIZ9ULlxQU
— Mike Gauld (@Mike_Gauld) September 12, 2017
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, says “We need to get these guns off the street.”
— AndreaWBZ (@AndreaWBZ) September 13, 2017