Boston Police Ramping Up Presence In Chinatown After String Of Violence

Chinatown Gate in downtown Boston. Photo: Getty Images

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police say they will add overnight patrols in Chinatown after a growing number of violent incidents there as bars and clubs let out.

One of the more high-profile incidents was a shooting just inside the Chinatown Gate on Hudson and Beach Streets on Sunday. Two men were seriously injured.

In response, the Boston Police Department says it will be upping its presence in the area between 2:00 and 3:30 in the morning.

Jessica, who lives in Chinatown, said the fights were a problem:

"There's always super loud noise in the parking lot, and some fights," she said. "I have seen more police around lately than I've seen before," she continued.

She said she still doesn't feel safe walking around past 9:00 PM. The BPD also plans to hold training sessions for local bar and restaurant management, to help them recognize the signs of when their customers have had enough.

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