BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police have arrested two men who allegedly pulled guns on each other in the middle of the street at the end of a deadly 12-hour period that saw four shootings and one fatality in Dorchester, officials said.
Boston police say all four shootings occurred in the area of Franklin Field.
“When we’re recovering five firearms in a 12-hour period, something definitely has to be done,” said Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.
“At the end of the day, there’s too many guns in the street,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
Officers responding to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 91 Westview St. around 3:30 a.m. found a male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to Boston police.
The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
Police brought in K-9s to search for evidence and were able to find shell casings on the sidewalk.
A few hours earlier, just after 11 p.m., another man was shot on nearby Stratton Street.
Police say the victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital.
The third shooting occurred around 4 a.m. on Blue Hill Avenue, where one victim was shot and suffered non-threatening injuries.
The fourth shooting occurred around 8:45 a.m. on Talbot Avenue, where a man was shot in the leg, but his injuries are non-life-threatening.
Two men were arrested after that last shooting, where they allegedly pulled guns and fired on each other in plain view of officers assigned to patrol the J’ouvert Parade.
The two men allegedly then ran away and tried to get rid of their guns before they were arrested, police said.
Antubi Bryan, 27, of Brockton, and Michael Warner, 34, of Hyde Park, will each faces charges of carrying a loaded firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. They will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.
Anyone with information is strongly urged to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.
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