Man shot to death at Savin Hill three-decker; neighbor says house has been source of complaints

A man was shot to death at 16 Hubbardston Rd., a normally quiet residential side street off Savin Hill Avenue, around 1:15 a.m. on Sunday.

The victim— an adult man who has not yet been named by Boston Police— was found suffering from multiple gun shot wounds on the porch of a three-family house on this dead-end street that overlooks the southeast expressway and the Savin Hill Red Line station.

A neighbor, who heard the commotion before and after the shooting, told the Reporter on Monday that the home in question has been the source of other problems over the summer.

"The property is used as an AirBnb and that was not a problem until covid," said the neighbor, who said that more recently the house has been the source of noise complaints and drug activity.

The neighbor— whose identity is being withheld by the Reporter— said that fighting and yelling preceded the shooting on Sunday morning. The witness heard a woman yelling "no," followed by four gunshots. The witness next heard the sounds of a car screeching away from the scene.

"Then I heard a woman yelling, "Help, help!"

Police, who arrived quickly after the shooting according to the neighbor, declared the victim dead at the scene. The body of the victim remained there throughout the night as police conducted their investigation.

The house at 16 Hubbardston is owned by Wong Ming Tao, according to city records.

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