A shooting victim that collapsed on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway early on Sunday morning was pronounced dead near Harbor Towers and Rowes Wharf on the waterfront. The injured man was found on the Greenway near High Street and Atlantic Avenue when Boston Police arrived on the scene. Police believe they have identified the shooter.
Preliminary reports indicate a fight broke out after a late night booze cruise docked at the Rowes Wharf terminal. Harbor Tower witnesses were woken up by the gunshots around 2:20 am and say the shots were fired near the Pasta Beach restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, across from the Greenway. The victim crossed the street to the Greenway where an ambulance was seen taking the victim.
Eyewitness reports and collateral damage indicate that many, possibly dozens of gunshots, were fired. The Pasta Beach Restaurant had one of its windows shot out. An employee outside after closing dove for cover to avoid being hit by flying bullets. In addition, bullet holes can be seen in planters and bollards around the site. A large blood stain remains on the Greenway sidewalk.
Pasta Beach restaurant window shot out:
Bullet hole in bollard near Pasta Beach Restaurant:
Photos by Joanne Hayes-Rines.
A brief report is posted at BPDNews.comand shown below.
At about 2:22am, on Sunday, July 29, 2012, officers from District A-1 (Downtown) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of Broad Street and Surface Road. When officers arrived at the intersection of Atlantic Ave and High Street, officers observed a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Tuft’s Medical Center where he was later pronounced.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Detectives have identified and interviewed an individual believed to be involved in the shooting. However, the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is strongly encouraged to call the detectives assigned to the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text a ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently guards and protects the identities of those who wish to provide help anonymously.