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Officers Injured in East Boston Shootout Recovering

Both men have been surrounded by family and fellow police officers as they recover from multiple gunshot wounds from Wednesday night's shootout

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    After a traumatic event, the Boston Police Department immediately offers peer services. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    Two Boston police officers who were shot and seriously wounded as they responded to a domestic disturbance call went through additional surgery Friday.

    Commissioner Evans visited MGH Saturday morning and said Officer Cintolo is recovering and is in good spirits.

    In statements posted on Twitter, police say Commissioner William Evans visited both officers at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday morning. Evans reported that one of the officers was undergoing surgery and the other is awaiting surgery. 

    Both officers also had surgery shortly after the shooting.

    Officers Recovering After Surgery

    [NECN] Officers Recovering After Surgery
    One officer is in surgery and the other is awaiting surgery. (Published Friday, Oct. 14, 2016)

    "The outstanding staff at MGH continue to help our officers during this difficult time," Evans said in a statement posted on Twitter. "I can't thank them enough." He also thanked everyone for their continued prayers for the two officers.

    Both officers continue to be listed in critical but stable condition. They have been surrounded by family and fellow police officers as they recover from multiple gunshot wounds from Wednesday night's shootout in East Boston.

    Richard Cintolo, a 27-year veteran of Boston Police, and Matthew Morris, who has spent 12 years on the job, were critically injured in the shootout with Kirk Figueroa, 33, of East Boston, a bounty hunter who lived with two other roommates. Figueroa was then shot and killed by other officers.

    Police say Morris, who grew up in Dorchester, was shot in the leg. The bullet pierced his main artery and could have caused him to bleed out, but fellow officers saved his life by using a tourniquet to slow the bleeding.

    Who Are Officers Cintolo and Morris?

    [NECN] Who Are Officers Richard Cintolo and Matthew Morris?
    Richard Cintolo, a 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, and Matthew Morris, who has been with the department for 12 years, were injured in an East Boston shooting Wednesday night. (Published Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016)

    Cintolo comes from a family of officers who have served Boston. 

    The Boston Police Department has been receiving countless messages of support from the public, especially District 7 where the injured officers worked.

    Nine other officers were treated for minor physical injuries and stress from the ordeal and have since been released.

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