BOSTON (WHDH) - A woman was left with life-threatening injuries after a reported midday shooting in Roxbury, according to Boston Police.
Officials said first responders were called to the area of 55 Savin Street around 4 p.m., where officers found a victim with life-threatening injuries. The crime scene expanded several blocks over to Quincy Street.
At a news conference following the incident, authorities said the gunshot victim was taken to a local hospital where she is in critical condition.
Officials also said a person of interest has been arrested in the case, this was not a random incident, and that no further threat was posed to the public.
“We have no reason to believe that this incident will jeopardize the public in any way, outside of this,” said Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox. “We want to encourage and let the public know that we’re doing all we can to ensure the community is safe.”
“I did see them take away the person who allegedly did it, he was like a young man, he had no shirt on, he was super sweaty,” said witness Geo Costomiras, who engages in community outreach to try and prevent violence. Just a few hours before the shooting, he was handing out flyers for the teen empowerment center on the same street as the crime scene.
“It’s very sad, because we are working to go against community violence,” he said.
This shooting marked the fourth one in 24 hours in Roxbury.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing, according to Boston Police. Officials ask that anyone with information on the shooting call the department’s homicide division at 617-343-4470, or anonymously at 1-800-494-TIPS.
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