One shot on Heath Street in Jamaica Plain
A person was shot this afternoon on Heath Street in Jamaica Plain, police said.
Police responded to 154 Heath St. at about 2:15 p.m., said Officer Nicole Grant, a Boston police spokeswoman.
A neighbor at the scene who declined to give his name said he heard three shots and later saw two men speed away in a black four-door sedan.
He said their vehicle nearly struck another car at a nearby intersection.
The sedan “almost hit another car, but he left so fast, nobody took the [plate] number,” the man said.
Another neighbor, Rita Carias, 42, said she heard several shots and later saw rescuers place the victim, a man who appeared to be in his 30s or 40s, into an ambulance on a stretcher.
She said she did not know if the man was conscious.
“For this to happen, for me to walk by [on an errand], it’s crazy,” she said.
Police at the scene have taped off a large stretch of Heath Street as they continue to investigate.
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