BOSTON (WHDH) - An officer fired his service weapon at a group of fleeing suspects in Roxbury early Tuesday morning during a pursuit following a shooting that left a man with life-threatening injuries, Boston’s top cop said.

An officer on patrol in the area of Crawford and Waumbeck streets heard several gunshots around 1:30 a.m. and spotted a car full of suspects fleeing the area, according to Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross.

A chase ensued but the suspects fled the vehicle in the area of Codman Park, prompting the officer to fire his gun, Gross said. Nobody was struck by the gunfire.

All of the suspects were eventually subdued and arrested. Several firearms were said to be recovered.

A 31-year-old gunshot victim was found in the area and rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

A witness who called 911 told 7NEWS that he heard multiple gunshots followed by screaming.

At a press conference Tuesday, Mayor Marty Walsh decried Monday’s shooting and others over the past few days.

“I want to make it clear that violence of any kind is certainly unacceptable in our communities. When young people are victims, it’s especially devastating.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston police detectives at 617-343-4470.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing news story; stay with 7NEWS for updates online and on-air.

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