At about 9:30 PM on Saturday, January 13, 2018, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Gloucester Street near Boylston Street in the Back Bay. On arrival, officers located two adult male victims in their 20’s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, who were both quickly transported to an area hospital for treatment. One of the victims remains hospitalized at this time with injuries that are not considered to be life threatening in nature. The second victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The second victim has since been identified as 24-year-old Jamal Bannister of Boston.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.