• Three dead following shooting in Roxbury


    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Three people were shot at a home in Roxbury early Saturday morning, days after city officials held a meeting to discuss violence prevention.

    Boston police tell FOX 25 the shooting happened just before 4:30 a.m. on Intervale Street.

    Two men and one woman, all of whom were in their twenties, were shot inside 153 Intervale Street. One of the men was transported to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The other man and woman were pronounced deceased at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

    Investigators are looking for an older model red or maroon Mercury in connection to the murders.

    The shooting comes two days after Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis held a meeting about summer safety.

    "As you know, we have seen an increase in our city in shooting activities over the past few weeks," said the mayor in a press conference after the meeting. "It is not typical to see this type of increase at this point in the summer, it is worrisome for me."

    Mayor Menino said it is also a great matter of concern for the people of Boston and Commissioner Davis. The mayor said he was briefed by law enforcement on measures they are taking to curb gun violence in the city. He said police officials are continuing to focus on "impact players, hot spot areas, and problem properties."

    "Right now, 25 problem properties are targeted for increased enforcement," Menino explained. "The gang and drug units have taken 30 guns off the streets just this month."

    Commissioner Davis said the city has implemented a new process for predicting so-called "hot spot" areas within the city, which officials are using to deploy patrols.

    The commissioner added that the primary focus is on prevention and all 55 police academy graduates will be assigned to Boston police districts 2, 3, and 11 in Roxbury, Mattapan, and Dorchester for the summer.

    Anyone with information about the triple murder is asked to call Boston police at 617-343-4470. Tips can be made anonymously to the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or via text by sending the word "TIP" to CRIME (27463).

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