Jamaica Plain Shooting Overnight Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Injured

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police are investigating after a shooting overnight in Jamaica Plain left one person dead and another injured.

WBZ-TV reports the shooting happened around 10 p.m. at a housing development on Heath Street. Police found a man with a gun, which the suspect dropped before taking off. He was later apprehended by officers.

Authorities found two victims at the scene. One was taken to the hospital where they later died. The second victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police also arrested two other people, including a second armed suspect and a man who is accused of tripping a police officer.

"While the officers were chasing the second armed gunman, one of the individuals tried to engage the officer by tripping him. And we locked him up," Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said.

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Police also said they were met with a hostile crowd at the scene of the shooting.

"We come here to help people and this is how we’re met? So, that being said, as the district attorney stated, we’ve seen enough violence," Gross said.

Gross also said that the hostilities were so bad that we had to deploy our emergency deployment teams from throughout the city to come and render assistance to the responding officers that were just trying to help victims of a crime.”

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