2 Injured, 1 Dead in Roxbury Shooting

The deadly shooting comes as officials warn of an uptick in crime amid the stay-at-home advisory

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One person died and two others were injured after a shooting in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood Sunday night.

All three men were taken to a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Gross, where one was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, which remains under investigation.

Police got a call about the shooting around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at 52 Kensington Park. The scene is still active this morning with multiple police units remaining overnight.

The shooting comes amid what the police commissioner and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins called an uptick in crime -- particularly in Roxbury -- amid stay-at-home measures implemented amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gross expressed frustration over offenders who are being released from jail to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

"People who have been locked up for violent offenses and carrying fire arms should not be released on personals," Gross said. "I could care less if they get sick in jail or not. They are a danger to the community and they're sending the wrong mentality."

"We've seen an uptick in gun violence. We’re in a pandemic," Rollins said. "People should be sheltering and people aren't complying."

Gross is crediting community members who quickly called 911, saying the action possibly saved the lives of the other two men involved.

The Boston Police Department is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.  

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.  

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting

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