A night of celebration in Boston turned violent after four people were shot in separate incidents in the city overnight, police said. One victim has died.
Boston police say shortly after 3 a.m. in the city's Roxbury neighborhood, an officer who was in the area of Seaver Street and Humboldt Avenue saw a man being shot. The victim was then run over by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead on scene.
The car that hit the victim remained on scene Monday morning, where it was a very active scene. Officials appeared to be concentrating on a garage across the street that was heavily roped off with caution tape.
Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. A death investigation is ongoing.
Boston police are also investigating three other separate shootings across the city's Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods.
According to police, one person walked into Boston Medical Center just after midnight with a non-life threatening gunshot wound after being shot on Wheatland Avenue in Dorchester.
Police say another person was shot around 1:48 a.m. on Hollander Street in Dorchester. That victim has non-life threatening injuries.
Around the same time, at approximately 1:53 a.m., police say another person suffered non-life threatening injuries when they were shot on Harold Street in Roxbury.
Mayor Kim Janey released a statement Monday addressing the violence. She also thanked the Boston Police Department and the neighborhood trauma teams.
“My heart goes out to the victims, their families and the entire community who faced these traumas last night," Janey said in the statement. "No person should suffer or fear the tragedy of violence in our streets and neighborhoods. We are committed to a coordinated, citywide summer plan, focused on safety, healing and justice."