1 Charged as Police Investigate Harvard Square Shooting

According to police, two groups were reportedly involved in several altercations in the Harvard Square area before the shooting

One man has been arrested on distribution of drug charges as police investigate an early morning shooting in Harvard Square.

According to Cambridge police, a 27-year-old Roxbury man named Thomas Davis has been arrested and charged with distribution of a class D drug as part of their investigation into a shooting in Harvard Square.

"I did hear the bangs, and that's what woke me up," student Mahnaz Khazan said. "I looked up, I couldn't see anything at the time. I just saw traffic because there are so many students around. I didn't think much of it."

Khazan says the shooting surprised her since she believes it's a safe neighborhood.

"This is Cambridge. You don't expect anything like this," she said.

Samantha Saucier, a Cambridge resident, echoed Khazan's shock.

"Surprising, for sure. This is a very safe area," Saucier said.

Harvard's Kennedy School of Government sits on the same street where this shooting happened. It's a street full of restaurants, bars and people.

Police say they received a call about gunshots in the area of Eliot Street near JFK Street at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Upon arrival, officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street.

A nearby hospital reported that an 18-year-old Cambridge resident arrived on-site with non-life threatening injuries sustained from a gunshot. Officers then went to the hospital to speak with the victim.

According to police, two groups were reportedly involved in several altercations in the Harvard Square area before the shooting.

No one has been charged in the shooting.

The victim, who police say is not a student, has since been released from the hospital.

Although the search isn't over, residents in the neighborhood aren't too worried.

"I have my rings on. I have my earrings on. I feel very safe. I think Cambridge is a great place," Khazan said.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may dial the Cambridge Police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3359 and leave a message. Anonymous tips may also be sent via the Cambridge Police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message. To send anonymous tips via email, visit www.CambridgePolice.org/Tips.

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