By Kristina Rex


BOSTON (CBS) – A man has life-threatening injuries after he was shot in Mattapan Thursday afternoon.

Boston Police said the shooting happened on Morton Street at about 4:00 p.m. The man somehow managed to make it around the corner to Norfolk Street before 911 was called.

A bullet was lodged in a nearby hair salon after the shooting. Employees on the busy commercial stretch of Morton Street say it’s just another day when they hear gunshots outside work.

Boston Police investigate shooting in Mattapan (WBZ-TV)

Lisette Santana works at a pizza shop next door, where there’s three bullet holes still visible in the store because of a shooting over the summer.

“All the detectives come, they stand outside for three hours. Does somebody need to die for somebody to do something? It’s annoying,” Santana said. “You’re not taking care of anything. Tomorrow the same thing is going to happen.”

Bullet hole in Morton Street business after shooting in Mattapan (WBZ-TV)

It is frustrating for the people who live and work on the street. They wonder when the violence will stop.

“It ain’t going to stop,” Edward Evans told WBZ. “Just goes on and on. This is every day. This is every day. Every day. You can’t stop it. Every day this is what they do.”

Police have not released the identity of the man who was shot.

Kristina Rex

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