Three shot outside South Boston sports bar, one critically wounded
Photos by Dan Adams for the boston Globe
Three separate shootings Saturday left seven people injured, including one critically, in a continuation of a bloody summer that has rattled residents.
Early Saturday morning, Boston police responded to a 911 call reporting gunfire outside the Stadium Sports Bar & Grill in South Boston, spokeswoman Nicole Grant said.
Police found one man on nearby Dorchester Street with apparent gunshot wounds, Grant said. He was taken to Tufts Medical Center and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Witnesses told police at the scene that there were two additional victims of the shooting, according to the statement. One, suffering from life-threatening injuries, soon turned up on his own at Boston Medical Center, where he was in critical but stable condition, according to police.
Later, officers responded to a call reporting a person shot on Parker Street in Jamaica Plain, Grant said. Police found a man with gunshot wounds, who told officers he had been shot near the Stadium Bar. He was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is expected to live.
Broken glass littered a parking lot next to the bar Saturday morning, and several apparent bullet holes pocked a white sedan and the outside wall of the building.
An employee of the bar who asked not to be named said the restaurant closed immediately after the shooting. The employee also said the Stadium was “a good place” that is not often the scene of fights.
A spokeswoman for the bar did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Police have not cited Stadium for any license violations in the shooting, but might as the investigation continues, Grant said.
Grant said she did not know whether the three victims had been inside the bar before the shooting.
Minutes after the South Boston bar shooting, about 12:33 a.m., two women were shot at 32 McGreevey Way, near Roxbury Crossing. Officers were flagged down by the two victims; one had been shot in the elbow, while the other had been grazed in the back, police said in a statement. Both were taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Police said they found crack cocaine on one victim, and will charge her with possession of and intent to distribute a Class B substance.
Also Saturday, a male and a female were shot at Elm Hill Avenue and Homestead Street in Roxbury about 1 p.m. The victims were taken to Boston Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, Grant said.
The afternoon shooting in Roxbury occurred just steps from where police arrested two men for illegal possession of firearms and confiscated two guns the previous night, according to Grant. She said it was unclear if the incidents were related.
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