SOMERVILLE (CBS) — Four people were injured after a shooting in Somerville late Thursday. The River Road shooting was one of multiple in the Boston-area that night.
According to the Somerville Police Chief, three women and one man were taken to separate area hospitals. One person was in critical condition as of midnight. The current condition of the victims is unknown at this time.
“This shouldn’t happen in any neighborhood. It’s a reminder that violence is too prevalent in our society, guns are too prevalent, and we need to not only react and respond to that swiftly but we need to get to the root cause of why this crime even occurs before it becomes a crime,” said Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone.
In Boston, two people were killed and two were injured between two shootings.
A man was fatally shot on Norfolk and Woolson Streets in Mattapan around 8:15 p.m. Thursday. Another man has been arrested after neighbors called in tips. Police said the man had a gun on him when he was taken into custody.
A 15-year-old boy was killed when three people were shot near Mount Pleasant Avenue in Roxbury around 10 p.m. The boy’s death marked the city’s third homicide in 24 hours.
“I’m asking the people that are creating the violence, if you want help: ask. If you want to get out of the life you’re in: ask,” Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said.
Cambridge Police are investigating gunshots fired near Harvard Street as well. Police said there were reports of fireworks and gunshots in the area around 10 p.m. Shell casings were recovered from the scene but it’s unclear if anyone was hurt.