Man killed in shooting at Orchard Park in Boston

A man is dead after he was shot Monday evening in Orchard Park in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, according to authorities.Boston police said the shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. in the area of 27 Keegan St.Responding officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. The victim was transported by Boston Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.The shooting victim has not been identified by Boston police nor the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.”This is yet another tragic situation. Our hearts are heavy at this particular time,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden. “From our focus, one of the obvious, primary concerns would be the fact that this happened in a public park.”Hayden said investigators were told that no one else was in the park during the shooting, but witnesses told NewsCenter 5 John Atwater that a number of children were playing in the park at the time and that they scattered when they heard the gunfire. Investigators have been combing Orchard Park and searching for evidence. Boston police said ballistic evidence has been recovered at the scene, including two firearms.Atwater spotted at least 14 evidence markers at the scene. Witnesses told him that they heard a dozen or so gunshots.Authorities did not provide word about a potential suspect, or suspects, in connection with the shooting.Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

A man is dead after he was shot Monday evening in Orchard Park in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood, according to authorities.

Boston police said the shooting happened at about 5:45 p.m. in the area of 27 Keegan St.

Responding officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds at the scene. The victim was transported by Boston Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The shooting victim has not been identified by Boston police nor the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

“This is yet another tragic situation. Our hearts are heavy at this particular time,” said District Attorney Kevin Hayden. “From our focus, one of the obvious, primary concerns would be the fact that this happened in a public park.”

Hayden said investigators were told that no one else was in the park during the shooting, but witnesses told NewsCenter 5 John Atwater that a number of children were playing in the park at the time and that they scattered when they heard the gunfire.

Investigators have been combing Orchard Park and searching for evidence. Boston police said ballistic evidence has been recovered at the scene, including two firearms.

Atwater spotted at least 14 evidence markers at the scene. Witnesses told him that they heard a dozen or so gunshots.

Authorities did not provide word about a potential suspect, or suspects, in connection with the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Boston police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call 1-800-494-TIPS.

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