Two men who appeared to be in their late 20s or early 30s died Monday night after being shot in Jamaica Plain, according to Boston police.
Police responded to the area of Mozart and Bolster streets shortly before 10 p.m. for a report of a shooting, said Officer James Kenneally, a Boston police spokesman.
When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in an outdoor crime scene, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at the scene.
That victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim was found and rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Gross said.
“Tough scene,” Gross told reporters late Monday night. “We’re asking for everyone’s help on this.”
The killings marked the 19th and 20th homicides in Boston this year, compared to 24 by this time last year, Gross said.
“This shouldn’t be tolerated in our neighborhoods,” Gross said.
At the scene, located in a thickly populated residential neighborhood, a stretch of Mozart Street was closed to vehicular traffic, and investigators could be seen interviewing neighborhood residents.
Suffolk District Attorney Rachel Rollins and multiple police officers, including a K9 unit, were also present at the site of the shootings.
Rollins noted that the shooting occurred between two schools, Nativity Preparatory School and John F. Kennedy Elementary School. She said trauma services would be available at those schools Tuesday and spoke about holding those responsible for the shooting accountable.
“This community deserves peace,” she said.