A man believed to be in his 20s was fatally shot Thursday night at the Dudley MBTA stop in Roxbury, and officers have arrested two men in connection with the slaying, authorities said.
Boston police Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey said at the scene that officers working a paid detail near the station heard shots at about 9:50 p.m. and stopped two men who tried to flee from the area.
Linskey said police recovered two firearms and were told upon arrival that a man suffering from a gunshot wound was either inside or just outside an MBTA bus at the station.
The victim was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center, Linskey said. He did not say whether the man was found on the bus or precisely where the shooting took place.
Linskey said officers were working to identify everyone involved in the shooting. He said witnesses were placed on another bus to be interviewed.
“We’ve had a lot of cooperation from a number of citizens,” Linskey said. “We’re conducting interviews with those witnesses over at Boston police headquarters as we speak.”
He urged anyone else who may have seen anything to contact police, and he commended the officers for making the speedy arrests.
He said investigators have not yet determined whether the suspects and the victim knew each other or a possible motive.
Darrin Lally, 36, of Roxbury said he was in the area to get a slice of pizza and asked construction workers about the heavy police presence when he arrived. He said the workers told him they saw police arrest the two suspects, and they also heard the shots.
“They heard two,” Lally said at the scene. “Pow, pow.”Travis Andersen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.