By Katie Brace

BOSTON (CBS) – Police are looking for the gunman in a double shooting in Mission Hill They said they have witnesses and surveillance video and want the public to step up.

Some in the neighborhood said they do and are as frustrated as the police. Residents made their way around the crime scene tape Wednesday night. “We definitely want it to stop,” said Manny Oliva, a concerned resident.

Around 5 p.m., Boston Police say a man walked up to two others sitting in a red car and shot them. They were on Parker Street just one block off Tremont.

“A lot of traffic was in the area, which is always scary, it’s very brazen,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said.

The injured men are 19 and 21 years old. One just showed up at the hospital. The other managed to drive a couple blocks away and was then taken by ambulance.

“We had officers in the area, we’ve put a lot of officers in the area since that shooting and they heard the shots and they were here within seconds,” Evans said.

The shooting Evans refers to happened two weeks ago, feet away on the same street. Three teens were shot and one died.

“It’s been too busy lately, way too much gun play,” Evans said.

Boston Police say they need parents and community leaders to step-up. Oliva says he does and has a personal reason. “Couple years ago it was a friend of mine shot right outside his house,” Oliva said. “It’s a shame.”

For him he says the worst part is hearing gunshots is nothing new. “Just sitting at home and you hear shots pop off you can hear them next to you or in the area you can’t walk outside without thinking, ‘oh I got to watch my back,’” he said.

Police say both men were targeted and they are looking at the shooting as being gang related. Both victims are expected to survive.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Boston

Opioid Crisis
Download Our App
Download Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE