BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Boston Police are investigating after a man was shot early Tuesday morning in Roxbury.
Authorities said that an officer on patrol heard gunshots around 1:30 a.m. near Crawford and Waumbeck Streets. When responding, the officer saw three suspects driving away in a car.
The officer then discharged his firearm while pursuing the suspects. Neither the officer, nor the suspects were injured during the pursuit. The three suspects were then arrested and firearms were recovered from the scene.
Police also found a 31-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds.He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Gross.
Gross said Boston Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office will be investigating the officer discharge of a firearm.
This comes amid an uptick in violence in the city. Gross said the violence happens "when you release murderers from jail."
"About a week and a half ago, we arrested a young man with a firearm. He was bailed; put on an electronic bracelet. Within four days he cut it off and shot another individual," Gross said. "What kind of message do you think we're sending to the rest of the folks with criminal enterprise on their mind? We can do what we want, the courts are closed."
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