Man killed in shooting at Jamaica Plain barbershop

A man in his 20s was shot inside a Jamaica Plain business Saturday night and later died, according to Boston Police.

The incident happened at 9:46 p.m. at 140 A South St., where officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said.

He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, according to a statement on the Boston Police website posted Sunday morning.

Gross did not identify the business where the shooting occurred.

But police detectives went in and out of Professional Barber Shop, which was cordoned off with red tape. South Street was closed to traffic in the area around the shop.


“At this time as you can see it’s an active crime scene and as we always do we’re asking for the public’s help,” Gross said.

It’s unclear if the victim had any relationship to the barbershop, he said.

“We have no idea at this time. It could have been someone being followed or just happened to go in that establishment,” Gross said.

The shooting on a busy city street drew several onlookers. People gathered on sidewalks to watch police investigators walk up and down the narrow block searching for evidence.

One man, who would not give his name, said he was standing outside the barbershop when he heard four gunshots. He then saw a man dressed in all black and a ski mask run down South Street toward the Forest Hills station.

There were no arrests as of late Saturday night, said Officer Kim Tavares, a Boston police spokeswoman.

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