Walsh: ‘Coward’ who shot 10-year-old girl in Roxbury ‘needs to be held accountable’

BOSTON (WHDH) - Police are investigating a shooting that occurred at a large gathering in Roxbury on Saturday afternoon and left a 10-year-old girl critically injured, officials said.

Officers responding to a reported shooting on Nazing Street found the girl suffering from gunshot wounds, police said. She was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

“This is unacceptable. And, the coward who did this needs to be held accountable,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.

Police Commissioner William Gross said the girl was shot through the wall of her apartment. People in a neighboring apartment were gathering despite social distancing restrictions and the shot came from there, Gross said.

“People are just not listening, it is not the fault of the police, it is not the fault of the district attorney, it is not the fault of the mayor,” Gross said. “People are going to have to start practicing common sense.”

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said, “Report when people are engaging in a gathering of 50 or more people, call us and we will send someone over to disperse them. This could’ve been avoided and should’ve been.”

Police are also investigating a shooting on Saturday in Jamaica Plain near Walden Street.

Officers could be seen collecting evidence in the area after a man was shot there.

His injuries were non-life-threatening.

 

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