Gunfire erupted Wednesday evening on a busy street in Boston’s South End neighborhood, leaving bullet casings and bullet holes all around the area.
Boston police say no one was hurt in the incident that occurred around 6:45 p.m. in front of a grocery store, pizza shop, liquor store, and men’s club on Shawmut Avenue and Lenox Street. There was property damage, however.
Video from the scene showed dozens of evidence markers had been placed across a large area of the street that was partitioned off by yellow police tape.
Residents in the area say they are appalled and frustrated by what unfolded right next to Ramsay Park where children were seen playing.
“I’m very angry because that can be anyone and it doesn’t matter who it is, no one should be in the middle of gunfire and violence,” said Shekisha Vicks. “I came to this store earlier I want to say two hours earlier, with my mother, and nothing was going on it was like a nice day and everyone was at the park. So to come back down to the same area to see all of this, it’s very disheartening.”
Police could not confirm how many shots were fired, but NBC10 Boston crews say there were at least 20 evidence markers visible at the scene.
“I’ve lived here for almost 12 years and I’ve probably never heard of 25 shots over here,” said Nicole Thomas.
As police continued their investigation, neighbors called for change.
“Put the guns down, think about the kids, think about the little young men and women growing out here,” Thomas pleaded.
“We should live in a community where we’re safe and feel ok,” Vicks implored.
No arrests have been made at this time. An investigation is ongoing.