Hours after a 10-year-old girl was shot in Roxbury a teen was shot and injured in Jamaica Plain.
The teen sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of shooting that occured Saturday night just before 10 p.m. on Walden Street.
According to police, officers responded to a call for shots fired at in the area around 65 Walden St. On arrival police found the 16-year-old suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The teen was transported to a Boston hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating the shooting.
The shooting of the teen came two hours after a 10-year-old girl was injured by gunfire in neighboring Roxbury.
The young girl was critically injured when a stray bullet fired from a neighboring apartment traveled through the wall of her home at 21 Nazing St.
The shooting took place during a gathering that Police Commissioner William Gross and Mayor Marty Walsh called a ‘violation’ of the city’s orders to stay home and not gather in groups larger than 10 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Friday, police arrested Jermaine Grant, 36, of Jamaica Plain in connection with a shooting that day on Cheney Street in Roxbury that injured an adult male.
Grant was charged with attempted murder.
Despite an recent uptick in shooting citywide over the weekend Part One Crime, the most serious crimes reported by the police, is down 3 percent in Jamaica Plain when comparing January, 2020 through April, 2020 with the same time period last year.
Anyone with information on any of these incidents are urged by police to call 1-800-494-TIPS, which can be accessed anonymously.