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Person Shot Near Boston Common, Police Say

Suffolk University sent an alert to employees saying the suspected shooter fled the area in the direction of a Red Line MBTA station

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A person was shot near Boston Common Thursday, according to police, and the shooter hasn't been arrested.

The report of a person shot near Tremont and Winter streets was received about 3:27 p.m., Boston police said. The Park Street MBTA station is near that address.

Police said that the person who was shot is expected to survive and was taken to a hospital. They didn't immediately release any other information, beyond that no arrests have been made.

Suffolk University sent an alert to employees saying the suspected shooter fled the area in the direction of a Red Line MBTA station.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden released a statement on the daytime shooting Thursday:

"In the midst of national mourning for the child and adult victims of the Texas mass shooting, we experience broad-daylight gunfire in one of the most congested areas of Boston. I pray for the victim and I pray that all of us—our entire society, from the largest businesses to the smallest neighborhood groups—will join the effort to reduce illegal guns on our streets and in our communities."

This breaking news story will be updated when more information is available.

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