• 1 dead, 8 injured in rash of Boston shootings


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) – One person is dead and eight people are injured following  separate weekend shootings in Boston.

    The first happened Saturday at about 12:17 a.m. Three people were shot outside the Stadium Sports Bar in Southie. One person with taken to Tufts Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Another was in critical but stable condition.

    At about 12:33 a.m. Saturday two women were shot near the Roxbury Crossing T stop in Mission Hill. The first woman was hit in the elbow, the second was grazed by a bullet in the back. Both were treated for their injuries.

    Police said they found crack cocaine on one victim. She will be charged with possession and intent to distribute.

    At 1 p.m. Saturday, police said they round a man and a woman shot in the area of Elm Hill Avenue in Roxbury. Both had injuries that were not life-threatening.

    Just before midnight Sunday, a man was shot and killed in the parking lot of Roslindale's Archdale Village public housing development.

    Friends told FOX 25 that the victim's name was Nelson Castillo. Friends said he had a young daughter. Police said he was involved in an ongoing conflict and had previously reported that his car's tires had been slashed.

    The last shooting happened Sunday afternoon in Jamaica Plain on Franklin Park Road. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

    "There's been an increase in shooting activity this year, and it's been all over the city. It's not confined to any one or two neighborhoods. The other night, we had South Boston, Mission Hill, and Roslindale. So that's a big geographic area. So there's a number of perpetrators doing different things at the same time, probably with illegal guns," Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy told FOX 25.

    No arrests have been made. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told the Boston Globe that police have solid leads in three of the incidents.

    Anyone with information about any of the four shootings is asked to call Boston police.

    Tips can be made anonymously to the CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS (8477) or by texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).

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