Brazen daytime shootout on Columbia Road leaves one hospitalized

Boston Police continue to investigate a brazen daytime shootout on Monday (July 1) along the Columbia Road corridor that left one man with a gunshot wound to the leg that required the application of a tourniquet by the first police officers on the scene.

Police were called to a car parked in the middle of the block on Oldfields Road at 3:59 p.m. The shooting reportedly took place around Columbia Road and Stanwood Street near the Lila Frederick School, which is not in session at the time due to summer vacation.

First responders to the scene found a Ford sedan with ballistic damage and the passenger in the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. To stop severe bleeding, officers provided a tourniquet to the victim’s leg and rendered first aid until he was transferred via ambulance with police escort to Boston Medical Center. The victim’s injuries were serious, though not life-threatening, but his current condition is not available.

An active search in the aftermath of the shooting resulted in the temporary closing of streets, but no suspects has been identified yet. Officers located ballistics evidence at Stanwood Street and Columbia Road and observed damage to two parked cars on the street.

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