Teenager is shot in Harvard Square early Sunday morning

A teenager was injured as gunshots rang out in Harvard Square in Cambridge early Sunday morning, according to Cambridge police.

At about 3:30 a.m., police responded to reports of shots on Eliot Street near John F. Kennedy Street after two groups had reportedly been involved in “several altercations” in the area of the square, police said in a statement.

A nearby hospital told police that an 18-year-old Cambridge man had arrived with non-life-threatening gunshot wound, according to the statement. The victim was not a Harvard student, and it is not known if any students were involved in the incident, police spokesman Jeremy Warnick said in an e-mail.


Police are still investigating whether the altercations were related to the shooting, he said.

Also a Roxbury man was arrested on a drug charge in connection to the incident, according to Warnick.

Thomas Davis, 27, of Roxbury acknowledged after he was identified and brought to the police station as a potential witness that he had been involved in an altercation prior to the shooting, Warnick said in an e-mail.

He was arrested on a drug distribution charge, he said.

Officers found multiple shell casings on Eliot Street, police said in the statement, near the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. A suspect was reportedly seen fleeing the area towards John F. Kennedy Street, according to police.

The incident is under investigation. Police requested that anyone with information about the shooting call at 617-349-3300 or leave anonymous tips by call or text.

Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.