Police seek gunman after Charlestown double shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are turning to the public for help as they investigate a double shooting and work to track down the gunman who left one person dead and another seriously injured in Charlestown on Thursday evening.

Officers responding to reports of shots fired and a motor vehicle accident on Decatur Street just before 7:30 p.m. found a car heavily damaged and two people inside suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to authorities.

One of the victims, a man in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where he continues to fight for their life.

Investigators do not believe the incident was random.

“The community deserves answers about who these individuals are, what they were doing here, and making sure they are going to be safe in the future,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said.

Boston Police Commissioner William G. Gross agreed, saying, “The successes that we have had with bringing people to justice was because of the neighborhood. If you have anything that will help facilitate this investigation, please contact us as 1-800-494-TIPS.”

No further information was immediately released.

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