One man dead in early morning shooting in Charlestown

CHARLESTOWN, Mass. — Boston police are investigating after a man was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Police were called to 6 Mystic Place in Charlestown around 3:20 a.m.

They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A witness told Boston 25 News the shooting happened after a fight at a party.

“The fight took place around 2:30, 3 o’clock, and then after 3 o’clock is when the guy came back and shot him in the head,” the witness said. “I was in shock at first just seeing his body, it was just crazy.”

The witness said there were about two dozen people at the party. He thinks the shooting was drug-related.

“The incident was over narcotics and drugs,” he said. “I guess a bad deal gone wrong or something like that.”

Neighbors told Boston 25 News they woke up to the sound of sirens and people yelling. “We saw about a dozen, two dozen people kind of moving out, and the yelling kind of got more and more panicked,” one neighbor -who wished to remain anonymous - said. “We heard some car doors slam, some people running, then it was pretty quiet for about 15 minutes until we heard an ambulance pull up. At that point we realized it was something pretty serious.”

The same neighbor said this wasn’t the first time a party had been held at that property. “It was maybe two weeks ago, there was at least 50 people walking out of that place for a party which caught our eye because of COVID,” they said. Police said no arrests have been made and homicide detectives are investigating.

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

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