Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Christine Elow at a July 10, 2014, community meeting in The Port after violence. Elow is now police commissioner. (Photo: Marc Levy)

Recent gun violence and how to reduce it will be addressed at a Safe Streets, Safe City meeting Thursday in The Port neighborhood, police said in a Wednesday notice.

The meeting will connect residents and community members with city staff, local leaders and elected officials at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Pisani Center, 131 Washington St. Food will be provided.

Cambridge saw two nonfatal shootings Sunday – the fourth and fifth gunfire incidents of the year, all taking place in The Port. (There was a January shooting by police in Cambridgeport.)

In the first Sunday incident, police responded to Harvard Street near Davis Street at 3:50 a.m. on reports of hearing as many as eight shots fired. Minutes later, they heard from CHA Cambridge Hospital that a man had come in with gunshot wounds. That victim was later taken to another hospital by ambulance.

In the second incident, a man walked into the hospital’s emergency room at around 2:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. Before being taken to a Boston hospital for treatment, the man said “he was walking down Market Street when someone shot him,” a police superintendent reported.

The first gun violence of the year was Jan. 9, when police investigated the nonfatal shooting of two people shot while sitting in a car.

Violence in The Port has brought the community together for meetings several times in past years; there have been other such gatherings at the Pisani Center in July 2014 after the shooting death of Kensley David and in June 2018 after the year had already seen 10 gunfire incidents.

Clinicians from the Riverside Trauma Center will be available Thursday, police said.