Nine people were shot in four separate shootings in Boston neighborhoods in less than 24 hours over the weekend, according to police.
An arrest was made in one of the shootings and a gun recovered, police announced late Saturday night.
All of the victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to survive, said Sergeant Detective John Boyle, a department spokesman.
All of the shootings remain under investigation, he said.
In Dorchester on Saturday evening, officers responded around 6:10 p.m. to the area of 34 Cameron St., Boyle said.
The ages of the victims were not immediately known. They were treated for gunshot wounds at local hospitals.
Officers on the scene applied tourniquets to two of the victims, “possibly saving their lives,” Boyle said.
Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Victor Evans said officers in the area of Cameron Street heard the gunshots and found four adult men suffering gunshot wounds.
“It’s upsetting to the neighbors,” Evans said at the scene.
A crime scene was established and several streets were closed as police investigated.
Police closed access to Tovar Street with police tape strung across both ends of the one-way road between Bowdoin and Cameron streets. Several bright green evidence markers could be seen on the sidewalk on the west side of Tovar Street.
John Gordon, 50, who lives nearby on Bowdoin Street, said he heard between 10 and 15 shots fired. He stood outside with his wife and son watching as police investigated the scene.
“Look at the time, 6:30, in broad daylight,” he said. “No regard for life.”
Earlier, police responded at 11:30 a.m. to a report of a person shot in the area of 7 Delano St. A man was found suffering from a gunshot wound and taken to a local hospital.
Hours later, police arrested a suspect, identified as Boma Howell, 42, of Roxbury, around 4:40 p.m. in the area of Downer Avenue. Howell, who is also known as Boima Collins, is due to be arraigned in the Dorchester division of Boston Municipal Court on multiple charges, including assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, police said.
Just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a man was shot near 360 Centre St. in Jamaica Plain. He was found suffering from non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital, police said.
On Friday, just before 9:30 p.m., a woman was shot near 571 Dudley St. in Dorchester. She was taken to a hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening wound. A short time later, two men showed up at a hospital emergency room with gunshot wounds, said Officer Stephen McNulty, a police spokesman.
Their injuries were also not life-threatening. Neither man would share information about where they were shot, McNulty said.
“Neither male victim was cooperative,” McNulty said.
Evans said the public’s help is critical for police to solve the shootings.
“There has been a little bit of an uptick of violence and that’s why we need the public’s support to notify us if they have any information regarding this issue,” he said.
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Boston Police Crime Stoppers number at 1800-494-TIPS.
Correspondent Sofia Saric contributed to this report.
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