237 Shot in Boston in One Year Since 2013 Boston Marathon – Final Report

Over the last year we have kept track of each and every shooting that has been reported in the city of Boston since the Boston Marathon. As of April 15, 2014 there were at least 237 shootings in the city in the one year since the 2013 Boston Marathon (4/15/13) and out of that at least 35 people were shot and killed. We say “at least” because there could be more shootings or deaths caused by shootings that were not reported or were not able to be verified or confirmed.

One Year of Violence in Boston – 237 Shot since 2013 Boston Marathon

Below is a video summary of one year of shooting violence in Boston showing each shooting we know of as they happened and the count of how many were fatal/non-fatal, able to be shown on the map etc..

Why Count Shootings?

In the wake of the bombing of the Boston Marathon last year, there was an incredible and immeidate response to the horrendous violence. Condolences, thoughts and prayers for Boston were received from around the globe. The One Fund was established and raised millions of dollars to aid the victims. The investigation and subsequent manhunt for the bombers rallied nearly 9,000 Law Enforcement Officers from every agency imaginable. Phrases like “One Boston” and “Boston Strong” echoed on news broadcasts, appeared on memorials, in headlines, even on the fronts of buses.

In the same week there were 14 shootings across the city and for some, “One Boston” rung hollow in communities long plagued by violence. Jamarhl Crawford, publisher and Editor recently discussed this further on Radio Boston:

We began keeping track of the Shootings to ask the question – Is there really One Boston? Boston Strong? Is the violence that occurs on a day to day basis acceptable? Is the reaction and response to violence different depending on where it happens or whom it happens to? Have we become desensitiezed to “regular violence”?

Definitions

In our list, shootings were when one person shot and hit another person. Each number represents one person although multiple people may have been shot in one incident and individuals may have been shot more than once. We did not include Officer Involved Shootings where a Law Enforcement Officer did the shooting or was shot. We did not include domestic incidents between family members, siblings or spouses within the household (however some of these types of incidents were deemed shootings or homicides by BPD). We did not include reports of “Gunfire” where shots were heard but no victims were reported. We did not include stabbings, assaults (unarmed or with any kind of weapon) or any other type of violence. We did not include other cities (Cambridge, Brookline Chelsea etc.).

Shootings by Month

The chart below shows how many shootings happened in each month with an expected increase around the warmer months.

April – 24
May -19
June – 31
July – 26
August – 22
September -20
October -18
November -13
December -18
January -17
February – 9
March – 7
April 2014 – 13

Shootings by Neighborhood

The chart below shows how many shootings happened in each neighborhhod. The disparity here is striking. Dorchester (with 72 shootings) and Roxbury (with 63 shootings) together represent more than 55% of all of the shootings in the city. Mattapan and the South End each had double digit counts for the year with all other neighborhoods facing 5 or less shootings in the entire year. There were also at 43 shootings we did not have location information for.

Dorchester – 72
Roxbury – 63
Mattapan – 19
South End – 12
Jamaica Plain – 5
South Boston – 4
East Boston – 3
Hyde Park – 3
Mission Hill – 3
Roslindale – 3
Downtown – 2
Fenway – 1
West Roxbury – 1
Back Bay – 1
Brighton – 1
Charlestown – 1

Unknown – 43

Shootings Map

View our Complete Map / List of Shootings since 2013 Boston Marathon. Blue pins represent non-fatal shootings. Red pins represent homicides.


View 237 Shootings in Boston in Year Since Boston Marathon Bombing in a larger map

Data

Date

Time

How many shot

Where

4/15

10:34pm

1

14 Zeigler St. (Dudley Sq.) Roxbury – 1 Shot

4/16

1:58pm

2

MLK Blvd./Washington St., Roxbury- 2 Shot

4/17

6:30pm

2

Lauriat St./Woodrow Ave. Dorchester – 2 Shot

4/17

8:34pm

1

237 Dudley St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

4/17

10:02pm

2

609 Shawmut Ave., South End – 2 Shot

4/18

1:21pm

1

2 Fidelis Way, Brighton – 1 Shot

4/18

2:24pm

1

595 Columbus Ave., South End – 1 Shot

4/18

11:02pm

1

263 E. Cottage St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/20

12:51am

1

7 Harvard Park, Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/20

11:39pm

1

9 Morse St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/20

1:32am

1

55 Copeland St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

4/26

11:30pm

3

Helca St., Dorchester – 3 Shot

4/26

10:30pm

1

91 Regent St. Roxbury, 1 Shot

4/28

5:15pm

1

500 block of Washington St. (Codman Sq.), Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/28

7:45pm

1

Wayland St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/29

9:02am

1

3 Brook St., Roslindale – 1 Shot

4/29

9:05pm

2

11 Beech Glen St., Roxbury – 2 Shot

4/30

10:10pm

1

Draper and Westville St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

5/3

12:42am

2

41 Prentiss St., Roxbury – 2 Shot (1 Dead)

5/3

1:35pm

2

Warren St. / Quincy St., Roxbury – 2 Shot (2 Dead)

5/5

4:30am

1

Blue Hill Ave. / Castlegate St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

5/7

10:15pm

1

90 Monument St., Charlestown – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

5/10

10:10am

1

618 Shawmut Ave., South End – 1 Shot

5/15

2pm

1

94 Whitten St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

5/15

2pm

1

Bishop Joel Smith Way / Columbia Rd., Dorchester – 1 Shot

5/21

7:30pm

2

96 Mt Ida Rd., Dorchester – 2 Shot

5/23

4:18pm

2

Behind Stashes on Blue Hill Ave., Dorchester possibly on Michigan Ave. – 2 Shot

5/25

3:19am

1

117 Bowdoin St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

5/25

11:53pm

1

1160 Harrison Ave., Roxbury – 1 Shot

5/26

2:42am

1

58 Franklin Hill Ave., Dorchester – 1 Shot

5/27

8:10pm

1

123 Elm Hill Ave., Roxbury – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

5/28

3:35pm

1

Norfolk/Edson St., Dorchester, near Stalex Pizza Shop – 1 Shot

5/29

12:09am

1

24 Leroy St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

5/30

8:00pm

1

1420 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester – 1 Shot

6/1

5:43am

2

249 Humboldt Ave., Roxbury – 2 Shot

6/1

3:20pm

2

Washington St. and Columbus Ave. Egleston Square Gas Station – 2 Shot (1 Dead)

6/2

5:31pm

1

333 MLK Blvd. Roxbury Mall – inside the Save-A-Lot Grocery Store, Roxbury – 1 Shot

6/5

11:50pm

1

633 Cummins Highway -1 Shot (1 Dead)

6/6

10:20pm

1

Ashmont Station, Dorchester – 1 Shot

6/7

6pm

1

78 Fairmont St, Hyde Park – 1 Shot

6/9

1:30am

1

Washinton St. at Ashmont St. – 1 Shot

6/9

10:10

2

Dewey St. Dorchester – 1 Shot

Woodcliff St. – 1 Shot

6/12

9:43

1

70 Ames Street., Dorchester – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

6/15

12:30pm

1

15 McGreevey Way, Roxbury – 1 Shot

6/15

12:49pm

1

88 Wellington Hill Street, Mattapan, – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

6/15

11:15pm

1

321 Wood Ave., Hyde Park – 1 Shot

6/15

11:50pm

1

Dorchester Ave and Kimball Street, Dorchester- 1 Shot

6/16

2:42pm

1

18 Speedwell St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

6/16

2:42pm

1

95 High St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

6/17

2pm

2

Devon Street and Vaughan Avenue, Drochester – 2 Shot

6/18

7pm

1

212 Norwell St., Dorchster – 1 Shot

6/18

1

Creston St. – 1 Shot

6/19

11pm

1

12 Wheatley Way. – 1 Shot

6/22

4:13am

3

153 Intervale St. – 3 Shot (3 Dead)

6/25

9:20pm

1

796 Columbus Ave. – 1 Shot

6/28

8pm

1

8 Fenno St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

6/28

8:20pm

1

Edwin St. Dorchester – 1 Shot

6/29

10:30pm

2

Gigi’s Liquor Store, Harvard Street – 2 Shot

7/4

12:57am

1

10 Lattimore Ct, SE – 1 Shot

7/4

2:17am

1

Brinsley St. / Geveva Av., Dorchester 1 Shot

7/4

5:31am

2

19 Leroy St, Dorchester – 2 Shot

7/4

8:30pm

1

Blue Hill Ave @ Morton St., Mattapan – 1 Shot

7/4

11:53pm

1

44 Everton St. Dorchester – 1 Shot

7/5

9:00pm

1

Rosedale St @ Whitfield St. Dorchester – 1 Shot

7/5

9:20pm

1

107 Columbia Rd., Dorchester – 1 Shot

7/5

9:30pm

1

13 MArden St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

7/11

12am

1

11 Fenno St. – 1 Shot

7/17 – 7/18

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

7/20

1:30am

2

Harold St., Roxbury – 2 Shot (1 Dead)

7/20

1:40am

1

Near Timilty Middle School – 1 Shot

7/20

11pm

2

5 Page St., Dorchester – 2 Shot

7/21

10pm

1

Wilmore St., Mattapan – 1 Shot

7/21

10:40pm

1

Astoria St, Mattapan – 1 Shot

7/23

12:40pm

1

94 Crawford St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

7/23

8pm

1

Harvard St. and Estrella St., Mattapan – 1 Shot

7/29

9pm

1

270 Centre St, Jamaica Plain – 1 Shot

7/30

12:10am

1

20 Bow St., Hyde Park- 1 Shot

7/30

4:50am

1

72 Walnut Park, Roxbury – 1 Shot

7/31

9:25pm

1

9:25pm – 15 Wilmore St, Mattapan – 1 Shot

7/31

1:30pm

1

1053 Tremont St., South End – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

7/30 – 7/31

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

7/31 – 8/4

?

3

3 Shootings according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/5 – 8/6

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/11

11:30pm

2

2 Shot – Lenox St. near Shawmut Ave., South End

8/9 – 8/12

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/14

?

2

2 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/15

10:50pm

1

Washington St. and Beethoven St., Egleston Square – 1 Shot

8/17

12:50am

1

640 Morton St., Dorchester / Mattapan- 1 Shot

8/19

10pm

2

79 Elm Hill Ave., Roxbury – 2 Shot

8/21 – 8/22

?

2

2 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

8/22

11:08pm

2

553 Boylston St. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

8/24

12:34am

1

38 Norfolk St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

8/23 – 8/26

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/26 – 8/27

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

8/27

12:25am

2

104 Draper St., Dorchester – 2 Shot

9/1

10:30pm

1

115 Babson St., Mattapan – 1 Shot

8/30 – 9/3

?

1

1 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

9/5

6:02pm

1

502 Norfolk Street, Mattapan – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

9/7

9:43pm

1

504 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

9/6 – 9/9

?

3

3 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

9/14

12:15am

3

Stadium Bar on Old Colony Avenue – 3 Shot

9/14

12:40am

2

32 McGreevey Way (Roxbury Crossing) – 2 Shot

9/14

2pm

2

Elm Hill Ave. at Cheny St. – 2 Shot

9/14

11:48pm

1

80 Archdale Rd. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

9/15

pm

1

Franklin Park – 1 Shot

9/16

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

9/20 – 9/23

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

9/26

11:20am

1

27 Corona Street, Dorchester – 1 Shot

9/28

12:20am

1

Harold St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

10/2

6:56pm

Towns Field playground at 1575 Dorchester Ave – 1 Shot

10/2

10:17pm

1

26 Albion St., Roxbury – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

10/3 – 10/4

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

10/7

8:30pm

1

58 Corona St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

10/16

11:30pm

1

Fairmont St., Dorchester – 1 Shot

10/17

9:27pm

1

280 Humboldt Avenue., Roxbury – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

10/19

4:55pm

2

5 Hartwell St., Roxbury – 2 Shot

10/22

7:45pm

1

106 Falcon St., East Boston – 1 Shot

10/22

8:29pm

1

Ashmont T Stop, Dorchester – 1 Shot

10/25

1:50am

1

254 Bennington St., East Boston – 1 Shot

10/24 – 10/25

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

10/25

4:40pm

1

1460 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury – 1 Shot

10/29 – 10/30

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

10/30

7:25 pm

1

Blue Hill Avenue and Wilmore Street, Mattapan – 1 Shot

10/30 – 10/31

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

10/31

9:40 pm

1

124 Eustis St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

10/31

9:45 pm

1

Almont Street and Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan – 1 Shot

11/1

2:15 am

2

W. Newton St. and Tremont St., South End – 2 Shot

11/1-11/4

?

2

2
Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

11/6

9:20 pm

1

9 Elizabeth St., Mattapan – 1 Shot

11/15

3:30 pm

1

400 Dudley St. – 1 Shot

11/16

12:20 am

1

Washington and Torrey St. – 1 Shot

11/17

10:52 am

2

8 Whitman St, Dorchester – 2 Shot (1 Dead)

11/20

2:30 pm

1

432 Seaver St. – 1 Shot

11/22

10:25pm

2

3 Aspinwall Street, Dorchester – 2 Shot

11/22-11/25

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

12/4

8:30pm

1

Munroe St. at Walnut, Roxbury – 1 Shot

12/5-12/6

?

1

1 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

12/6

10:28 pm

2

South St. at Centre St., Jamaica Plain – 2 Shot

12/7

12:42am

1

29 Ridgewood St, Dorchester – 1 Shot

12/7

12:50am

1

Blue Hill Ave. and Columbia Rd., Roxbury – 1 Shot

12/7

1:05pm

1

136 Westville St. – 1 Shot (1 Suspect also shot in a exchange of gunfire with a responding Youth Violence Strike Force officer)

12/9

9:30pm

1

Washington and School St., Egleston Sq, Roxbury / JP – 1 Shot

12/14

12:21am

1

Summer St., East Boston- 1 Shot

12/14

1:45am

1

7 Havelock St., Dorchester – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

12/13-12/16

?

1

1 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

12/18

5:43pm

1

77 Lyndhurst Street, Dorchester – 1 Shot

12/20

6:07pm

1

74 Bailey Street, Dorchester – 1 Shot

12/24

6:40pm

1

Genevea Ave. and Bowdoin St., Drochester – 1 Shot

12/25

4:30am

1

92 Wales St., Dorchester – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

12/26-12/27

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

12/28

6:45pm

1

Tremont Street and Ruggles Street – 1 Shot

12/28

6:54pm

1

58 Annunciation Road – 1 Shot

12/31-1/2

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no other information at this time

1/9

11pm

1

136 Rowe St. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

1/12

7:25pm

1

Blue Hill Avenue near Wayne Street – 1 Shot

1/14

5:57pm

1

996 Tremont St. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

1/15

8:55pm

1

955 Blue Hill Ave. – 1 Shot

1/16

7:40pm

1

Ruthven St. at Humboldt Ave. – 1 Shot

1/17

8:10pm

2

48 Bower St. – 2 Shot

1/18

8:15

1

Blue Hill Ave. and Evelyn St. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

1/22-1/23

?

1

1 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

1/24

6:25pm

1

82 Callender St. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

1/26

9:50pm

1

1886 Dorchester Ave. – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

1/27

2:45am

2

92 Rosewood St. – 2 Shot (2 Dead)

?

?

1

1 Shot (1 Dead) According to BPD – no further information at this time

1/27-1/28

?

1

1 Shot According to BPD – no further information at this time

1/27

4:15pm

1

49 Horan Way, Jamaica Plain – 1 Shot

2/1

10:15am

1

Dudley St. and Greenville St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

2/2

5:05pm

1

Howland St. and Warren St., Roxbury – 1 Shot

2/14

8:49pm

2

Ruggles Station – 2 Shot

2/19

1:03am

1

381 Hyde Park Ave, Jamaica Plain – 1 Shot

2/20

11:30pm

1

196 Itasca St., Mattapan – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

2/23

12:42am

1

126 Boston St., Dorchester – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

2/21-2/24

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

2/26-2/27

?

1

1 Shot according to BPD – no further information at this time

3/8

11:28am

2

Almont and Itasca streets, Mattapan – 2 Shot

3/7-3/10

?

1

3 Shot According to BPD no Further Information at this Time (2 are from listing above)

3/21- 3/24

?

1

1 shot according to BPD – no further information at this time.

3/27

3:50pm

1

1141 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester – 1 Shot

3/28

5pm

1

Quincy and Clarkson streets, Dorchester – 1 Shot

3/31

11:45am

1

17 Smith St., Mission Hill – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

4/1-4/3

?

4

4 shot according to BPD – no further information at this time.

4/3

4:30am

2

Avenue de Lafayette and Kingston Street, Downtown Boston – 2 Shot

4/3

8pm

2

22 Horadan Way, Mission Hill – 2 Shot

4/4

3:30pm

1

Fields Corner T Stop, Dorchester – 1 Shot

4/4-4/7

?

2

2 shot according to BPD – no further information at this time.

4/9

7:55pm

1

W. 5 and Dorchester Streets, South Boston – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

4/14

1am

1

Regent and Dabney streets, Roxbury – 1 Shot (1 Dead)

911 Information via Greg Dorfeuille.

Note: This information is gathered from multiple sources and may not reflect the most up-to-date condition of victims nor the status of the investigation.

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  • erika

    Thank you for this important information. All the families that have lost their daughters and sons due to violence should be getting money, just like the Boston Strong victims have been supported nationally.

    I am wondering if the site can put the race of the people that have been shot. I know they will be mostly people of color but white america needs to know.

  • Valerie owen

    I was speaking with a surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital and was told three teenagers were admitted to The hospital with gun shot wounds. On Wed. No police reports were filed. They were shot on a playground in Dorchester. Looks like the public is not being informed about everything that is going on in the city. Who benefits from not reporting crimes?

  • theresa

    Wondering why you did not include shootings within households? What would be your reasoning behind that decision.
    As a Dorchester native I am very much aware of the huge amount of shootings in the neighborhood. They are almost always black men/boys shooting other black men/boys. Any idea how these kids are getting these guns? Why they are killing each other? Are the perpetrators going to jail? Lots of questions