Three arrested in Common shooting

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 04:48:04 AM. Three people were in custody last night in connection with the brazen dusk shooting of a 19-year-old man near the Common’s Parkman Bandstand that sent visitors running for cover.Officers responding to a reported shooting about 6:47 p.m. found the Hyde Park man suffering multiple gunshot wounds near the bandstand, police Commissioner William B. Evans said. The victim, whose name was not released
Three people were in custody last night in connection with the brazen dusk shooting of a 19-year-old man near the Common’s Parkman Bandstand that sent visitors running for cover. Officers responding to a reported shooting about 6:47 p.m. found the Hyde Park man suffering multiple gunshot wounds near the bandstand, police Commissioner William B. Evans said. The victim, whose name was not released last night, was rushed to Tufts Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition. Prior to the shooting, witnesses reported hearing a heated argument between the victim and three other men, two of whom fled the scene on mopeds while the other ran into the MBTA’s Park Street station and down a Green Line tunnel. Evans said all three men were later caught and were being questioned by detectives last night. “It’s a very active scene, I don’t want to say definitely that we have everyone but I can assure you I have plenty of officers in the area ... no one has to be fearful,” Evans said, noting officers had recovered a gun by the bandstand as investigators with a police dog scoured the Common into the night. The suspects, Evans said, were known to each other and to police. Mayor Martin J. Walsh also stressed that the Common was safe but said he was rattled by the possibility that bystanders could have been hit. “This is ridiculous tonight, someone could’ve been seriously hurt here,” Walsh said at the scene. “The shootings going on between groups of people that knew each other,...Read more
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