Friday, July 19, 2024

Cambridge’s sixth gunfire incident of the year and the second in the past two weeks took place Thursday at Greene-Rose Heritage Park in The Port neighborhood, Cambridge said.

Police responded at 10:05 p.m. and found shell casings in “multiple areas” including on Dickinson Street, the park’s northern border. A witness saw a man with a handgun run toward Broadway, another block north of Dickinson, according to scanner reports.

Officers went in pursuit of a 2023 black Dodge Charger in connection with the shooting, according to scanner reports. The vehicle was last seen on Brookline Street in The Port.

No property damage or injuries were reported from the gunfire.

The incident took place well before the 10:30 p.m. fireworks scheduled for Boston’s Esplanade.

Most recently, shots were fired at Newtowne Court public housing on June 27, also in The Port. This is also the second consecutive year in which shots were fired at Greene-Rose Heritage Park; ShotSpotter gunshot detection technology heard gunfire in May of last year on Harvard Street, the park’s southern side. Similarly, shell casings were recovered and no injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about the Fourth of July gunfire is encouraged to contact the police department’s Special Investigations Unit anonymously, either at cambridgepolice.org/TIPS or by calling a tip line at (617) 349-9151.