Manhunt underway after shooting in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood

JAMAICA PLAIN, Mass. (WHDH) — Boston police are investigating a shooting that caused a serious car crash Friday afternoon in Jamaica Plain. A manhunt is now underway for any suspects.

Police responded to the area of 140 School St. near the Roxbury line for a report of shots fired and roped off several crime scenes.

Commissioner William Evans said multiple shots were fired out of white Audi at a minivan, causing the minivan to crash into a parked car. Video from Sky7 showed a utility pole resting on top of a black sedan.

“I heard some noises but I didn’t think it was my car,” said Clyde Lewis, who owns the black sedan that was struck by the minivan. “And I was really surprised when I saw it was.”

Evans said a responding officer was struck by the Audi as it fled the scene, prompting the officer’s partner to fire a single shot at the vehicle. The Audi was later found abandoned at Bragdon and Miles streets in Roxbury with no one inside the vehicle, according to Evans.

Several police officers swarmed the area and are investigating the incident. Washington Street from School Street to Columbus Avenue is closed due to the ongoing investigation. Motorists are urged to seek alternate routes.

No serious injuries were reported. One police officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

“It’s a crazy scene,” said Evans. “Thank god my officer is OK.”

It is not clear why the shooter opened fire on the minivan, but Evans said he is concerned with the uptick in daylight shootings in the city.

Police are searching for the driver of the Audi and anyone else who may have been inside the vehicle. Witnesses or those with information are asked to contact Boston police.

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