Boston Police are investigating another series of shootings over the weekend after four people were shot in Dorchester.
Two men and one woman were shot on Hancock Street just before 6 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to police. One man suffered life-threatening injuries and two others suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
On Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. police responded to another shooting at 33 Erie Street in Dorchester. The single victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Both incidents are subjects of ongoing investigations, the department said, and no arrests have been made.
The shootings come just days after the tragic loss of Herman Maxwell Hylton, 43, of Roxbury, who was fatally shot Wednesday at Celebrity Cuts Barbershop on Washington Street.
Community activists said they’ve been sounding the alarm for weeks but complain they haven’t received an adequate response to the recent wave of gun violence across the city. Rev. Kevin Peterson, the founder of the New Democracy Coalition, declared his own “state of emergency” in Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester.
Mayor Michelle Wu’s office said her office did meet last week with city officials and local clergy to “discuss a community response to the recent uptick in violence.”
“Boston works best when our City departments, faith leaders, and residents work together on our shared goals,” the mayor’s office said in a statement. “Earlier [Friday] morning, she attended a weekly meeting held by City officials to coordinate around issues of youth safety.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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