UPDATE: 12 people were shot in Boston over the weekend; Mayor Walsh, Commissioner Gross respond

All of the victims survived their injuries.

Boston police cruiser
–David L. Ryan/Globe staff, file

A total of 12 shootings occurred in Boston over Labor Day weekend, according to city officials Tuesday afternoon.

It had initially been reported that eight people had been shot, including a man who was shot in Dorchester on Sunday, and then was reportedly run over by a man who was trying to render assistance.

Mayor Marty Walsh and Boston Police Commissioner William Gross provided additional information on the violent weekend in the city during a press conference.

“That was a long Labor Day weekend,” Gross told reporters and the public assembled outside of City Hall. “Our investigations reveal that none of the 12 shootings are connected at this time.”


None of the 12 shootings were fatal, according to WCVB.

Walsh noted that incidents of violence are “not unusual for Labor Day weekend” and that the city had prepared across departments. 

He also said 15 mental health clinicians have been added to help with mental health calls, in addition to the resources the city already had on the Boston Emergency Services Team, or “B.E.S.T.” Walsh said there has been “an uptick” in both violence and shootings this year in the city.

Gross said the shootings are being committed by the “same repeat violent offenders.”

“The arrests we’re making, the people that we’re seeing committing the crimes are a part of the same group,” he said,” and you’ve heard me say it over and over again.”

Watch the full press conference: 


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