BOSTON (CBS) – One person was killed and three others injured in separate incidents on a violent night in Boston.
The final call of the evening came around 3:20 a.m. Monday in the area of Seaver and Humboldt Streets.READ MORE: Mass General, Brigham And Women's Among Top Hospitals In New U.S. News Rankings
Boston Police said a person was shot then hit by a car.
“At approximately 3:05 a.m., a Boston police officer while traveling on Seaver street observed a shooting at the intersection of Humboldt Ave and Seaver street. Upon further investigation finding that person had been shot and subsequently hit by a vehicle,” said Boston Police Department Deputy Superintendent James Miller.
The victim was pinned underneath the vehicle. Investigators surrounded the car for hours, closing the intersection completely, pronouncing the person dead on the scene.
“People don’t scatter because they don’t know until someone is known to be hit,” said Joah Depina of Roxbury. “It’s very disturbing, and that’s generally what happens on July 4th. And that’s so sad.”READ MORE: BeerWorks Permanently Closing All 5 Locations Due To COVID Pandemic
The night of violence began in Dorchester just after midnight when a person walked into Boston Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Investigators scatted Spencer Street and Wheatland Avenue with over 40 evidence markers.
Just before 2 a.m., a person was shot on Hollander Street.
About five minutes later on Harold Street, another person was shot.
Those three victims are expected to survive.
“My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire community who faced these traumas last night. No person should suffer or fear the tragedy of violence in our streets and neighborhoods,” said Acting Mayor Kim Janey in a statement on Monday. “We are committed to a coordinated, citywide summer plan, focused on safety, healing and justice. I want to thank the Boston Police Department and our neighborhood trauma teams for their continued efforts to keep the residents of Boston safe.”MORE NEWS: Moderna And Pfizer To Expand COVID Vaccine Trials For Young Children
Boston Police said it is too early to tell if the four shootings are connected.