BOSTON (CBS) — Two people were arrested Tuesday evening after shots rang out in Boston’s Back Bay, police confirmed. There was an active crime scene around 4 p.m. on Fairfield Street between Newbury and Boylston.
Multiple cars were hit but nobody was hurt.
Mia Webster car was damaged. “The time that it happened was actually the time that I was leaving, was supposed to leave and I didn’t leave because I was taking care of a client so I ended up having to stay a little bit later,” she said. “Divine intervention.”
A black Volkswagen appeared to have a bullet hole through the front window and investigators were also focused on a silver sedan parked directly across the street.
Across the street, a conference room full of coworkers watched as a car drove away from the scene after shots were fired.
“It kind of looked like a movie scene and it sounded like that, but I’ve never heard shots fired before,” one woman told WBZ-TV. “It was pretty scary, I think we were all a little bit shaken in our meeting.
Several people who were walking on Newbury Street or inside businesses at the time heard the shots and ran.
Connie Hughes was in a nail salon at the time. “She had us go in the bathroom, turn down the lights and lock the doors,” said Connie Hughes.
Salon owner Jennifer Nguyen said “I had a couple people run inside my salon and they said, ‘shooting on the corner.'”
Police recovered a gun and interviewed multiple witnesses.