Five people were injured and one was killed in three separate shootings in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Hyde Park in a single hour on Sunday night, authorities said, as Boston continues to see a wave of violence that has brought community leaders to call for greater action.
One man was killed and another suffered non-life-threatening injuries in a double-shooting in Mattapan, Boston police Superintendent Felipe Colon said a news conference near the shooting scene late Sunday night, according to a recording provided by Boston police.
Police found the two injured men after they responded to a report of a shooting at 9:10 p.m. at 10 Orlando St., said Kim Tavares, a spokesperson for Boston police.
During the news conference, Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox asked for the public’s help with information related to the violence.
“Having six people shot within an hour period in multiple locations throughout the city is a terrible thing no matter what time period it is,” he said. “The only thing more troubling is our phones aren’t ringing off the hook when people are telling us what happened or what they might’ve seen or heard.”
About a half-hour after the Mattapan shooting, police responded to a shooting at 9:41 p.m. at 92 Westview St. in Dorchester that left one man with life-threatening injuries from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
A man was found with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds in a third shooting reported at 1 Rosa St. in Hyde Park at 9:45 p.m., police said.
Just after 10 p.m., two people admitted themselves to a local hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said. They are believed to be connected to the shooting in Hyde Park.
No arrests have been made in the shootings, according to police.
When it is confirmed as a homicide, the fatal shooting in Mattapan will be the 36th homicide in Boston this year, Sergeant Detective John Boyle, the chief spokesman for Boston police, said.
These were the third, fourth and fifth shooting incidents reported in Boston since Wednesday, following a fatal shooting that night in Dorchester and another in the South End on Friday.
Three people were also injured in a triple-shooting Oct. 30, and one person was injured in a shooting on Oct. 29, both in Dorchester.
Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden spoke at the news conference of the community’s concerns about gun violence.
“Nothing has a greater ability to tear apart our communities than gun violence,” Hayden said. “We need the community’s full support in these matters. We need people who know and have information to step forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4470.
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