Man found in Morrissey Blvd. hotel lobby dies from gunshot

A man was found with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound in the lobby of the Ramada Inn at 800 Morrissey Blvd. around just before midnight on Monday.

“On arrival, officers observed the adult male victim, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying on the ground inside of the lobby at the aforementioned location,” a statement on the BPD website said. “The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.”

Joe Sammartino, president of the Phillips Family Company that owns the hotel, said that the victim— who has not yet been identified by police— was not shot in the hotel.

“The front desk clerk saw him come in and thought he might be drunk or injured. He did not appear to be bleeding. And then he just collapsed,” said Sammartino. “He was not shot in the hotel.”

Sammartino said that he understands that the shooting may have happened in a nearby parking lot— possibly in the lot next to Boston Bowl. Boston Police would only say Tuesday that the shooting took place “in the area of 800 Morrissey.”

Anybody with information can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or the Boston Police anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).



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