Roxbury

Person Shot in Roxbury, Boston Police Say

Neighbors said it began with a shooting on Rockland Street involving a black Acura sedan, which had a bullet hole in the back

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At least one person was hurt in a shooting in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. A neighbor said she heard about nine gunshots.

A person was shot in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The shooting was reported on Rockland Street near Wakullah Street at about 1:20 p.m., Boston police said. Officers found a person who appeared to be shot, and other evidence connected to a shooting.

Police didn't immediately have information on the extent of the victim's injuries.

It was a chaotic scene. Neighbors said it began with a shooting on Rockland Street involving a black Acura sedan. A bullet hole could be seen in the back of the car and the rear windshield was smashed.

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“My kids called me and told me there was a shooting on the street,” said Al Dorsey, who lives on Rockland. 

It’s unknown if the gunfire started inside the car or came from another vehicle or from someone on the street.

The driver apparently lost control after the shooting, crashing into a grey Ford Focus that was parked on the street.

A resident on Rockland said a passenger got out of the Acura and collapsed on the sidewalk. She says she heard up to nine gunshots.

The incident happened right near a school bus stop.

“The only thing I’m worried about is my grandkids who get off the bus up there and walk here every day,” Dorsey said.