One dead, one injured in Roxbury shooting

One young man was killed and another seriously wounded after they were shot this afternoon in Roxbury, police said.

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis told reporters near the crime scene at Batchelder and Longmeadow streets that both men were about 20 years old.

He said police conducted a “field interrogation’’ of one person after the shootings but no arrests have been made, and the victims have not yet been identified.

There are no surveillance cameras in the area that may have captured the shootings, Davis said.

The men were shot at about 2:45 p.m. Davis said police are asking members of the public who may have information to come forward.

“This particular street is not a street that we respond to frequently,’’ Davis said. “It’s a relatively quiet area of Roxbury.’’ No weapons were found at the scene, he said. However, he said, police did find ballistics evidence at the scene.


Genevive Tetteh, 63, of Roxbury, said she was in the neighborhood to visit her daughter and saw the heavy police presence when she drove in.

She said she saw plainclothes officers placing a young man in handcuffs about a block away from the crime scene.

“I mean, when [will] this end?’’ Tetteh said of the violence.

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