ROXBURY (CBS) – One man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in Roxbury overnight.
Boston Police were called to Kensington Park around 10:30 p.m. Sunday and found the three men shot. All three were rushed to the hospital, where one died. His name has not been made public. The other two men have life-threatening injuries, according to police.
It’s unclear what led to the shooting, but Police Commissioner William Gross praised people living nearby who called 911, saying that likely saved two of the victims’ lives.
“We heard the gunshot, like six gunshots,” said Richy Williams, who lives in the area. “The windows was all shot out, the ambulance guy is in the back seat giving him chest compressions, it was scary.”
Dorcas Jackson, the mother of one of the men who was shot, told WBZ-TV she can’t visit her son in the hospital right now because of the coronavirus.
“It’s very terrible, this is very, very terrible,” she said.
There have been no arrests. Gross and Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins are frustrated by the violence during the coronavirus crisis.
“We’ve seen an uptick in gun violence, we are in a global pandemic, people need to be sheltering in place essentially and they aren’t complying,” Rollins told reporters. “If you are brandishing a firearm you will be held accountable. You will be arrested and you will be sent to jail.”
Gross said in the last two months career criminals have been let out of jail because of the virus.
“When you do things like that it sets a mentality out in these streets that people can do what they want,” he said. “People who have been locked up for violent offenses and carrying firearms should not be released on personals And I could care less if they get sick in jail or not, they are a danger to the community and you’re sending the wrong mentality.”
Anyone with information about the triple shooting should call Boston Police.