Woman wounded in Roxbury shooting

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting just before 1 p.m. Monday in Roxbury, Boston police said.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, was shot inside a building located at 625 Shawmut Ave. , a Boston police spokeswoman said. She was taken to an area hospital.

Police were searching for the suspect.


Shortly before 4 p.m., uniformed officers and detectives were coming and going from the property, which is part of a large housing development and located across the street from a playground and a few small businesses.

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Workers at Brothers Wine & Spirits, which is located across the street from the crime scene, said police came into the store after the shooting to retrieve the business’s surveillance footage.

The employees declined further comment. Workers at neighboring businesses also had no comment.

A man told a reporter that the victim was his sister but declined further comment before pulling away in a vehicle.

A woman who declined to give her name said she lived in the development, but was not home when the shooting occurred. She said she did not know the victim, but she expressed shock at the brazen daytime attack.


“It’s getting so bad around here,” the woman said. “It’s crazy.”

Another person, who declined to be named, said he grew up in the development but has since moved to Mattapan.

He said he was in the area after picking up medication from a nearby Boston Medical Center, and he expressed disgust at the shooting.

“They don’t give a [care] around here,” the man said. “They got nothing better to do.”

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Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the neighborhood in which the shooting took place.