BOSTON - Boston Police are investigating after a teenage girl was shot near the Jackson Square MBTA stop in Jamaica Plain.
Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said the victim, who was shot in the upper body, is expected to survive after undergoing surgery on Tuesday. Authorities are not yet confirming her age, only saying she is possibly in her late teens.
"We have officers canvassing the crime scene looking for witnesses, videos," Gross said. SWAT team members and about two dozen officers were seen going into a nearby apartment building.
People living near the Mildred Hailey Housing Authority were shocked.
"I’m just appalled. It’s right near the T station," said resident Noelani Alexis.
#BREAKING: BPD Commissioner Gross says a young woman was shot in Jamaica Plain near Jackson Sq. MBTA Station. She is expected to survive. They are not confirming her age, only saying she is possibly in her late teens. #Boston25— Courtney Spinelli (@CourtSpinelliTV) November 13, 2018
Boston Police received reports of a car accident in the area of 265 Centre St. just after 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Boston Police closed down streets in the area of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street for almost two hours.
The car that crashed had bullet holes in it, police said.
"A motor vehicle did flee from the area. It is unknown if it was involved with the crime. It then crashed into another car in traffic," Gross said.
#BPDTrafficAdvisory: Streets in the area of Columbus Avenue and Centre Street in Jamaica Plain have been reopened.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) November 13, 2018
#BPDTrafficAdvisory Columbus Avenue and Centre Street closed until further notice due to ongoing investigation. Please seek alternate route.— Boston Police Dept. (@bostonpolice) November 13, 2018
The MBTA has suspended service on the Green Line E branch between Brigham Circle and Heath Street due to police activity.
#MBTA #GreenLine E Branch: Service suspended between Brigham Circle and Heath Street due to traffic from Boston Police action around Jackson Square. Please use the Route 39 bus as alternate service. pic.twitter.com/N3GWUvdGKl— MBTA (@MBTA) November 13, 2018
Neighborhood residents said they're fed up with the violence on city streets.
"I hope they get the guys," said resident Russell Landrun.
This is a developing story. Stay with Boston 25 News for more updates as they become available.
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