A 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen Tuesday afternoon on Heath Street in Jamaica Plain, but is expected to survive his injuries, police and witnesses said.
Boston police said in a statement that officers responded to 154 Heath St. around 2:15 p.m., and the man was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
No arrests have been made, and officers are investigating the motive for the shooting, a police spokeswoman said late Tuesday night.
A neighbor at the scene who declined to give his name said he heard three shots and then saw two men speed away in a black four-door sedan.
He said the car nearly struck another car at a nearby intersection.
“He left so fast, nobody took the [plate] number,” the man said.
Another neighbor, Rita Carias, 42, said she was walking to a laundromat when she heard several shots and later saw rescuers place the man, who appeared to be in his 30s or 40s, into an ambulance on a stretcher.
She said she did not know if the man was conscious.
“For this to happen, for me to walk by, it’s crazy,” she said.
Arias said she will now be more cautious in the neighborhood.
“I’m pretty sad that someone got shot,” Carias said.
“Should not happen. The violence needs to stop.”