BOSTON (WHDH) - Police are investigating a string of violence in Boston following four deadly shootings that happened over four days.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the recent rash of crime is unusual.
“This is uncharacteristic of this time of year. You don’t see this type of violence generally in January, February, March,” Walsh said. “That’s why it makes me believe it’s not random. There’s some others things are going on.”
Authorities said one person was shot and killed in Dorchester Sunday just before 6 p.m. near Kenwood and Washington streets. This latest crime scene marked the fourth deadly shooting in the city since Thursday.
Police said one person was killed in the Back Bay Saturday night after two people were shot. Officials found the man’s body inside a car on Boylston Street outside a busy restaurant.
On Thursday, authorities investigated two separate shootings.
The first shooting occurred on Whittier Street in Roxbury, when an officer walking the street heard gunshots and found a man in his 20’s suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died at the hospital.
Hours later, another double shooting, left a man in his 20’s dead near a Burger King at Columbia Road and Washington Street in Dorchester.
“I just think that it’s terrible, I really do,” Boston Police Superintendent William Gross said. “We’ve been at many shooting scenes before, and I’ll say it again, just as the commissioner and mayor, we really need to pull together on this to stop this senseless violence.”
The Boston Police Department is investigating the four shootings as separate incidents. No arrests have been announced at this time.
“We’re going to meeting this week in my office to see if we can figure out what’s happening,” Walsh said.
Walsh says he hopes to work with police to reduce the violence in the city.
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