Police say Marshall School shooting was gang related; step up patrols in area

Boston Police say a 22-year-old man shot inside the John Marshall Elementary School gym last night "is well known to law enforcement" and that he attempted to flee the scene rather than wait for help.

Police say the man, shot shortly before 7 p.m. at a community basketball session at the Westville Street school, was found on Corona Street. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

"The preliminary investigation has determined that this was not a random incident and the victim is believed to have been the target," Boston Police said in a statement. "The victim is well-known to law enforcement and has been uncooperative with the investigation."

Police Commissioner Ed Davis said he was alarmed by "the brazeness" of the shooting. "As a community, we must have no tolerance for this."

This is the second gun incident in or near the school this month. On Nov. 3, a man was shot to death at Bowdoin and Westville streets.

Davis said police are stepping up patrols in the area around the school and will be going after "impact players" who might have something to do with the shooting. The city is also assigning school police officers, street workers and a trauma team to the school, he said.

Anybody with information about the shooting should contact detectives at 617-343-4335 or contact the anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).


This should have been done when the gang related shooting took place on election day ......Why wasn't this area designated as a hot spot for gang trouble? Why are our school left in the wind and unprotected? Ed Davis is an incompetant tool who couldn't organize a game of solitare with himself.........It's time for the BPD to step up.........Details should be made at events like thia at our schools and done for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you all can make money watching other guys work later after you do your JOBS!!!!!!!!!!

Simple answer is Dorchester doesn't have police "Protection" it has Police clean up after the fact......instead of you guys illegally parking and handing out speeding tickets...instead of zooming through the neighborhoods at 50 MPH....instead of running lights and sirens to avoid traffic lights.....instead of parking in secluded areas of the neighborhoods and napping....instead of paid details......instead of driving around off duty wearing your uniform into area stores and businesses to get free bes and discounts....then going home to the strip mall ghettos why don't you do your jobs ????????????
You all voted in Mumbles and his head cop Eddie "fat Boy" Davis...when are they going to work for us????? They waiting for some innocent school kid to get killed? Some mother picking her kid up from school or an after school event??? CALL CITY HALL and say enough is enough.....call the cops over and over and over be a thorn in their side until they perform like they are suppose to......

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Rich Carney


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