SHOOTING INCIDENT AT ELDER STREET CLAIMS ONE, INJURES FOUR

Boston Police Encourage Full Witness CooperationAt about 2:24am, on Sunday, November 9, 2008, officers from Area B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 6 Elder Street. On arrival, officers were unable to locate any victims. However, while still on the scene, officers were informed that several individuals, all suffering from gunshot wounds, were in the process of self-admitting themselves to two area hospitals: the Boston Medical Center and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. As a result, officers were immediately dispatched to both locations. Once on scene at the Boston Medical Center, officers learned that a 19 year-old female, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds was pronounced at the hospital. The 2nd victim, an 18 year-old female, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The 3rd victim, a 30 year-old male, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, was also being treated for non-life threatening injures. Officers responding to the Brigham & Women’s Hospital learned that two victims had self-applied themselves to the hospital. Officers learned that a 20 year-old male and a 23 year-old male, both suffering from gunshot wounds, were being treated for non-life threatening injuries. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470. Community members who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner can either call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous. *** NOTE: The age of the 2nd female victim, originally reported as 28, has since been revised and changed to 18.