Tuesday, May 28, 2024


112914i-Cambridge-and-Hampshire-streets-shotsAt about 2:05 a.m. today, police responded to reports of gunshots near where Cambridge and Hampshire streets meet in Inman Square.

There are no reported injuries or victims, but Cambridge Police did recover multiple spent shell casings in a parking lots, said Jeremy Warnick, director of communications and media relations for the Cambridge Police Department.

A witness described three possible suspect vehicles leaving the area after the shots were fired – a silver Honda and two other cars, one black and another maroon – and turning left toward Prospect Street, he said.

“All indications at this point in the investigation are that this incident was not random,” Warnick said in a press release.

Similar reports of shots fired without human injury took place a month ago at 266 Massachusetts Ave., in the MIT-Area II neighborhood, when “reports indicated that people were firing guns from at least four, and possibly five vehicles,” possibly at one another; and six months ago near Main and Windsor streets, on the border of Area IV and MIT-Area II.

There have been such scattered reports in years past, such as outside the Jefferson Park Apartments in North Cambridge in May 2013 or near Hoyt Field near Montague Street in Riverside in June 2012.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge Police at (617) 349-3300. Anonymous reports can be left at (617) 349-3359; sent by text message to 84741 (begin your text with TIP650, then type your message); or by email by visiting CambridgePolice.org/Tips.

This post took significant amounts of material from a press release.