What to Know
- Three people were shot in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on Tuesday morning.
- One person was killed, but the other two are expected to survive.
- No arrests have been made at this time.
A man was killed in a triple shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on Tuesday morning, the city's 34th homicide of the year.
The shooting, which was reported just before 10 a.m. on Deering Road, doesn't appear to be random, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.
Two other men were taken to local hospitals and are expected to survive. The victims are all in their 20s, Gross said. Police believe they were shot inside a car and then got out of the vehicle.
No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
At the scene Tuesday, Gross made a public plea for residents to come forward with information to help detectives solve the deadly shooting.
"We need to send a message that it's not acceptable in the city of Boston," he said.
He said that despite Massachusetts having some of the toughest firearms laws, there are still too many guns on the streets, vowing that "until we have unilateral gun laws in the New England states and southern states as well, we'll continue to fight this battle."
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According to the latest data published by Boston police, total shootings are down 27 percent over this time last year. The number of fatal shootings, however, are up slightly.