State police are investigating after three people were shot in multiple shootings near Revere Beach on Sunday, forcing hundreds to empty the beach over Memorial Day weekend.
Several minors are in custody. Although none have been charged, they are being detained and questioned, according to state police.
The first shooting took place near Shirley and Centennial Avenues, just two blocks from Revere Beach, around 7:11 p.m., according to state police. The 17-year-old was beaten after a big fight broke out and shots were fired at a large group of people. She was rushed to a Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment for her injuries. She should stay there all night. State police say it’s “possible” she was not the intended victim.
According to the MSP, a second shooting occurred around 8 p.m. Bandstand on Revere Beach Boulevard.
The woman was kicked in the legs and was also transported to the MGH. An investigation revealed that she was not the intended target in the shooting.
The 17-year-old boy who was hit by the gunshots refused to be taken to hospital. Police said they were working to determine if he was the intended victim.
Police have yet to make any arrests in connection with the first shooting, but say they have a suspect or suspects in custody related to the bathhouse shooting.
The shooting prompted an extensive police investigation. Hundreds of people were forced to leave Revere Beach and linger on nearby sidewalks as police set up a large crime scene and combed the area.
Revere Beach was closed near the southern tip of the beach at Eliot Circle. Shortly before 9:30 p.m., state police said they were continuing to respond to “sporadic” fighting in the area.
“We have closed Revere Beach to visitors to help restore order,” state police said.
Numerous state police units responded to the area, including detectives and K9 units. A heavy police presence was already on the beach due to the crowds.
Police said they have not yet established whether the shootings were related. Ballistic evidence was recovered.
Acting Mayor Patrick M. Keefe Jr issued the following statement to Boston 25 News:
“Safety at Revere Beach is always a top priority, especially as summer approaches. The City will continue to work with our state partners to keep our beach welcoming and safe for all. This type of violence will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with our partners to create a family-friendly environment on America’s first public beach this summer.
Revere Police is also assisting with the investigation.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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