1 killed, 1 critically injured in Jamaica Plain shooting

One person is dead and another remains hospitalized after suffering life-threatening injuries from a shooting in Jamaica Plain on Friday night.

Police were called to the area of 6 Wyman St. at around 6 p.m. Friday evening after receiving reports of gunshots. Upon arrival they found two men in their early 20’s suffering gunshot wounds in a parking lot adjacent to 348 Centre St.

One victim was transported to Boston Medical Center and the other was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The victims’ identities have not been released.

According to WCVB, the two men were in a parked vehicle in the parking lot when a black Mercedes SUV pulled up alongside it and someone inside opened fire.

Detectives blocked off the area with crime tape, according to the Boston Globe, and removed a black car from the crime scene at around 9:20 p.m.

The shooting happened in an area where there are many businesses and restaurants.

An employee of Pimentel Market said he saw a man run by the store clutching his side after the shooting, and then collapsed before policeĀ arrived and began administering aid.

Police have not arrested a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the homicide unit at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be left by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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