Homicide Unit Called in for Double Shooting in Roxbury Overnight

At approximately 00:00 hours this morning, April 22 2022,  Boston Police Officers assigned to District B-2 responded to Lawrence Ave for reports of shots fired. Boston Police Operation stated that a 911 caller reported hearing at least two gunshots and when they looked out their window they saw what appeared to be someone on the ground. With this updated information, Boston EMS also began responding to the scene for a possible victim. When Officers and EMTs arrived, they located two victims both suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

One of the victims, a female, was shot multiple times to the head and chest, while the male victim was shot in the head. Both victims were transported from the scene with serious life threatening injuries to local area trauma centers. At this time it is unknown if they survived. Due to the serious nature of the victim’s injuries, full notifications were made with investigators from the Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and Suffolk County District Attorney;s Office all responding to the scene.

While Officers were canvasing the scene, a firearm was located in close proximity to the victims, however it is unclear who the weapon belonged to. As Crime Scene Investigators processed the scene numerous cones could be seen placed throughout the area where the two were located for ballistic and blood evidence. Sources close to the investigation tell us that the preliminay investigaiton is still unlcear with posibilites ranging from a murder suicide to homicide.

For now, Police are continuing to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and ask anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.