Six people shot in Jamaica Plain altercation
Six people were shot in Jamaica Plain late Friday night, including one who suffered life-threatening injuries, in what may be gang violence, authorities said.
An altercation inside a party in the area of 10 LaMartine St. Extension in Jamaica Plain at about 11:15 p.m. spilled out onto the street, near 954 Parker St., and led to gunshots, said Officer James Kenneally, a Boston police spokesman.
Six people were injured in the gunfire, including five males and one female between the ages of 18 and 22, Kenneally said.
The victims, whose names were not released, were taken to a hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, according to Kenneally.
After the shootings, crime scene tape encircled the Anna M. Cole Community Center and its adjacent basketball court and playground. Police were visible inside the community center, as well as outside.
Multiple crime scene markers were placed just outside the center’s door. A group of passing teenagers said they had heard shots, but declined to comment further.
No arrests were made as of early Saturday, Kenneally said. Police did not release information about possible suspects, but police said a preliminary investigation indicated the incident may have been gang-related.
Police were actively investigating, and asked the public for any information on the incident.