Sunday, August 5, 2012
Sikhs from Somerville, Medford, Cambridge and Boston were trying to learn more about the circumstances of a deadly shooting in Wisconsin, according to a leader in the Boston Sikh community.
Members of the Greater Boston Sikh community were condemning a Sunday shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin that left at least seven people dead. At the same time, the local Sikh community was trying to learn more information about the circumstances of the shooting. Darfhan Singh, secretary of a gurdwara—a Sikh place of worship—that recently moved from Somerville to Everett, said members of the Boston Sikh community are "listening to the television and radio" in an attempt to learn more about what happened. "The investigation is going on," Singh said, cautioning against jumping to conclusions. Although Singh, who was visiting North Carolina Sunday when news of the shooting broke, did not know anyone in the Oak Creek, Wis., area, where …
Friday, February 25, 2011
Warrants are out for two suspects, police say.
Just after 10 pm last night, a man walked into the Faulkner Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to his left leg, Boston Police said. A witness who was with the man said the attack took place at 3888 Washington St., just on the Roslindale side of the border with JP, as he and the victim walked toward the Forest Hills T, police said. A man wearing a red sweater and having a long ponytail fired several shots, one of them striking the leg of the victim, police said. There was also another man with the shooter. The suspects ran away in an unknown direction. However, witnesses recognized the assailants and warrants are being drawn for their arrest, police said.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
A 20-year-old man suffered non life-threatening injuries.
A 20-year-old man was shot in Egleston Square on Saturday night. Boston Police report the man was shot in the area of 3106 Washington St. around 9:30 pm. They say his injuries are not life-threatening. He was taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital for treatment. Police said the victim is black. District E-13 detectives urge anyone with information about the shooting to call them at 617-343-5628. There is also an anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS. This is the second shooting in the E-13 district this month. On Jan. 20, a 19-year-old Hyde Park man was shot in the leg. He claimed he was shot in a drive-by on School Street across from Mendell Elementary, but police say he is not telling the truth. That shooting is still under investigation.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Boston Police confirm what the school's principal has been saying since Sunday -- a man who was shot in the leg was likely lying about being shot across the street from the school.
Boston Police say that a man who told them he'd been wounded in a drive-by shooting across the street from Mendell Elementary is lying. "We do not believe he has been honest as to the nature of the incident," said Elaine Driscoll, spokesperson for the department. "We have no reason to believe that incident happened near the school." That squares with what the School Street elementary's principal has been telling parents since Sunday, when Principal Julia Bott sent an automated message to parents. She has since sent a letter to parents, visible at right as a PDF, about the measures taken to ensure student safety. Bott cited several officers involved in the investigation as saying it was unsubstantiated. Immediately after the report of the …