1 dead, 1 injured after Roxbury ‘shootout’

One person is dead after a shooting early Monday morning in Roxbury on Humboldt Avenue near Munroe Street.

The incident, which one witness told the Boston Herald sounded like a “shootout,” happened around 3:05 a.m.

According to Boston police, when officers arrived on the scene at 66 Humboldt Ave., they found one man who appeared to be in his 20s who had been shot dead. Another victim was nearby suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound. That man suffered an injury to his ankle, according to WBUR.

The Boston Globe reports the shooting happened after a resident of a nearby apartment complex returned home around 2:30 a.m. with a group of people, and neighbors reported hearing arguing, which then moved outside.

Police recovered three different firearms at the scene, WBUR reports. One man who lives nearby told the Herald he heard more than 20 gunshots coming from two different weapons.

When the bullets stopped, he got up to his living room and looked out a window and saw a car speed away, headed the wrong way on Munroe Street before turning on Humboldt Avenue, he said. A short time later, he saw cops focusing on a man in the passenger side of a sedan. The man had been fatally shot.

He said the gunplay lasted between 90 seconds and 2 minutes.

Both the Globe and WBUR report the victim was a 28-year-old man but police had not released the victim’s identity.

Another neighbor told the Globe she and her cousin looked out of their window and saw a man in a hooded sweatshirt running away.

No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon, though officers continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tipsters can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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