One dead in mass shooting at Franklin Field

The Boston Police Department reports five people were shot around 11:55 p.m. on Wednesday at 5 Ames St., between Ames Way and Westview Street, in the Franklin Field development.

Boston EMS transported the victims to three different hospitals.

Boston Police report one of the victims was pronounced dead. The other four are expected to survive, police say.

Not long after, two people arrived at the Boston Medical Center, one with a gunshot wound, the other stabbed. They told police it happened somewhere on Massachusetts Avenue near Newmarket Square.

Police Commissioner William Gross last night expressed frustration on his Facebook account.

“On the way to Franklin Field for 8 people shot. Thank you Liberal Judges, for your release of a murderer and several violent persons, YOU have set the tone that people can do whatever they want because there will be no repercussions from the courts,” he wrote.

“Over 45 guns off of the streets from search warrants within a month's time… 24 directly from a person. Out of the 24, 16 were verified gang members. Several have been bailed the next day or within weeks. It’s the judges, not the D.A. Stand up for your rights people!”

While BPD’s investigation of the shooting is ongoing, they are asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470. There is also an anonymous CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).




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