Police arrest 3 suspects in Somerville shooting that injured 4, one critically

1 critical, 3 others hurt in shooting on River Road in Somerville

SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Three suspects have been arrested after a shooting Thursday night in Somerville hurt four people, one critically.

Justin Ellcock, 24, Davel Matthew, 23, and Destiny Banks, 23, all from Cambridge, were arrested after Cambridge Police observed and stopped a vehicle that the Somerville Police were seeking after last night’s shooting.

Cambridge Police said in a release that the car was parked on the corner of Davis and Broadway Street in Cambridge with a driver and two passengers inside. One defendant had a stolen, loaded, high-capacity firearm, along with ammunition. Two other firearms were found inside the car.

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Somerville Police said a man and three women were shot just before 11 p.m. Thursday on River Road. Police are working to determine what led to the shooting.

Officials have not said which victim is in critical condition or the conditions of the other three victims.

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone was at the scene early Friday and called for an end to gun violence.

“This shouldn’t happen in any neighborhood,” Curtatone said. “It’s a reminder that violence is too prevalent in our society, guns are too prevalent, and we need to not only react and respond to that swiftly, we need to get to the root cause of why this crime even occurs before it becomes a crime.”

A car riddled with bullet holes was seen being towed away from the scene early Friday morning.

Ellcock will be charged with multiple counts of carrying a firearm, multiple counts of possession of a large capacity feeding device and possession of ammunition. Matthews and Banks will be charged with carrying a firearm and possession of a large capacity feeding device.

In Boston, multiple fatal shootings, including two on Thursday night, are under investigation.

A 15-year-old was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on Mount Pleasant Street in Roxbury around 10 p.m., and an hour prior, a man in his 20s was shot and killed in Mattapan.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said a suspect was arrested at the scene of the Mattapan shooting after someone in the area called 911.

The two deaths were the second and third homicides in the city in the past day. A 45-year-old man died in a shooting in Dorchester shortly after midnight Thursday.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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