Woman critically injured after being hit in the head in Roxbury

BOSTON (WHDH) - A woman was critically injured after being hit in the head just after 7 a.m. Thursday morning in Roxbury.

The incident happened at 45 Waumbeck Street.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans arrived at the scene just before noon.

Evans said the 25-year-old mother was hit by a blunt object at the back of her head as she was taking her daughter to the Trotter School.

She was taken to Boston Medical Center and is now in critical condition.

Officers are at the Trotter School, which is across the street from where the incident took place. Her 7-year-old daughter may have witnessed the incident.

Evans said it does not appear to be a robbery.

“Anyone who would hit a young mother pushing two little kids is, the community needs to step up, we can’t tolerate that,” he said. “We need to get him.”

Evans said they will take a look at surveillance cameras in the area.

“Hopefully she is going to make it, but right now she has a bad wound on the back of her head, we are praying for her,” Evans said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police.

Stay with 7News as this story develops.

 

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