Arrests made in quadruple shooting in Somerville

Of the four people shot, one was said to be in critical condition.

Four people were shot — with one sustaining critical injuries — following an incident near the Mystic View apartment complex at 5 River Road in Somerville late Thursday night.

The victims included three women and a man, according to WCVB. A car which appeared to have sustained multiple bullet holes was towed from the scene, Boston 25 News reported.

“Our thoughts and our prayers and our support to the victims of this horrendous crime and their families, and also to the hardworking men and women of this neighborhood, my neighborhood, I live down the street, who are horrified. This shouldn’t happen in any neighborhood,” Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone said at the scene, according to WCVB.


On Friday morning, Cambridge police announced three arrests made in connection with the shooting. Justin Ellcock, 24, Davel Matthew, 23, and Destiny Banks, 23, all of Cambridge, were taken into custody after Cambridge police stopped a vehicle Somerville police had been looking for, according to a news release. Police found the vehicle at the corner of Davis and Broadway streets. One of the suspects allegedly had a stolen high-capacity firearm that was loaded, plus ammunition. There were two other guns found inside the vehicle, police said.

Ellcock is facing multiple counts of carrying a firearm, multiple counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device, and possession of ammunition, Cambridge police said. Matthews and Banks will each be facing charges of carrying a firearm and possession of a large capacity feeding device.

Police said the investigation into this shooting, plus another one on Harvard Street in Cambridge, are both ongoing. In the Harvard Street shooting, no injuries were reported, police said.

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