BOSTON - Police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed two people in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood Monday night.
The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. near Mozart and Bolster streets, less than a mile from two elementary schools.
Before kids go to school this morning, crime scene clean up crews are cleaning the sidewalks in front of John F. Kennedy Elementary School in Jamaica Plain near where there was a double fatal shooting last night. pic.twitter.com/z6CUeqG44H— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) June 18, 2019
NEW: A shell casing was found next to a tree in a Jamaica Plain neighborhood following last night’s double fatal shooting. Investigators are back on scene. This is right next to John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Last day of school is tomorrow. #Boston25 pic.twitter.com/iQdMgekHFt— Kelly Sullivan (@ksullivannews) June 18, 2019
Police responded to the scene for a report of shots fired and found one man on Mozart Street with gunshot wounds, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and another man on Bolster Street who had also been shot and was rushed to the hospital but did not survive, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said at a news conference late Monday.
Gross said both men were in their late 20s or early 30s. Police later identified the victims as Christian Green, 32, and Jose Martinez, 34.
The two deaths are the city's 19th and 20th homicides this year. There were 24 homicides at this time last year.
Police said Green is from New Bedford, while Martinez is local to Boston.
The double-fatal shooting is the latest in a streak of violence in the city. On Sunday, 23-year-old Joshua Hines, of Mattapan, was shot and killed on Michigan Avenue in Dorchester. And on Friday, 59-year-old Arnold Woodrum was shot and killed in inside an apartment on Devon Street in Dorchester, in what Mayor Marty Walsh said appears to be a random act.
Police have not announced any arrests or suspects in the deadly double shooting, and Gross pleaded with the public for help with the investigation.
"We can’t say it enough," he said, "This shouldn’t be tolerated in our neighborhoods and the only way to combat this is for all of us to work together and make sure whoever is responsible is prosecuted and put away."
Trauma response teams will be available throughout the neighborhood Tuesday.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police detectives at 617-343-4470 or anonymously through the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
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