Saturday, July 20, 2024

The third gunfire incident of the year took place around 1 a.m. Sunday in The Port, just like the previous two, and at the same address as the most recent previous report: Washington Elms housing at 108 Harvard St.

ShotSpotter technology heard 14 rounds fired from a high-capacity magazine, according to scanner reports, and police arrived quickly to find two cars shot up and “about 50 witnesses here” to the violence.

There were no human victims, but firefighters had to come to put out a fire in one of the shot-up cars between Portland and Davis streets, according to scanner reports.

The most recent previous gunfire incident was May 7 at 108 Harvard St., where the lack of injuries continued a pattern from years past – in 2022, there were 14 gunfire incidents, all but two of which had no known or reported victims – though this year’s first incident, also in The Port, resulted in two people being shot and seriously hurt Jan. 9

There were 55 days between the two incidents reported at Washington Elms.

Anyone with information about the Sunday incident is asked to call (617) 349-3300 or make contact anonymously.