Crime

Man Fatally Shot in Inman Square in Cambridge on Thursday Night

The victim was in his 20s and is believed to have known the assailant.


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A man was shot and killed Thursday night in a fairly quiet Cambridge neighborhood, officials said.

The victim, who was in his 20s, was found near the intersection of Hampshire and Tremont streets on the outskirts of Inman Square with a gunshot wound to the abdomen, a police spokesman told the Boston Globe. The Cambridge Police Department began receiving calls about the incident around 7:30 p.m., and the unidentified man was subsequently taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

The Cambridge Police Department tweeted that a dark sedan was reportedly spotted fleeing the scene of the shooting, and detectives are investigating the crime. Police Deputy Superintendent Jack Albert told the Globe that no arrests had been made as of Thursday night, but early signs point toward the shooter and victim having known each other.

 

Hampshire and Tremont streets were blocked off for a number of hours following the shooting, as the area was flooded with police cars and sectioned off with crime scene tape.

Cambridge has seen a consistent decline in serious crime in recent years, and according to records released by the city’s police department, incidents were down 8 percent overall in 2016.