Man Shot Near Boston Police Headquarters - NECN

Man Shot Near Boston Police Headquarters



    Man Shot Near Boston Police Headquarters

    Authorities say a man is being hospitalized for injuries sustained in a shooting across the street from Boston Police headquarters.

    The shooting happened in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury on Saturday night.

    Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans says the man was shot in the arm and in the lower body during a shootout with another man.

    He ran into police headquarters injured as the shooter kept firing. Bullets struck the building, leaving holes in one window.

    The man is in the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

    No information is available on whether a suspect has been taken into custody.

    This case is one in a series of unrelated violent incidents following the Fourth of July holiday.

    A separate shooting in Roxbury Saturday afternoon left one man dead. Another man is recovering after he was stabbed on Lexington Street in East Boston late Saturday night. 

    Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh responded to the increase in violence prior to Saturday's incidents, calling on individuals to "stop blaming the police." 

    "The people that got shot, you need to step up and talk about who shot you and stop blaming the police and blaming the community and blaming society," Walsh said late last week. "If you got shot by a gun and you know who it is, then you need to help us out."

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