Boston High School Graduate Shot in Seaport District Celebration, Police Confirm

A young woman, celebrating her high school graduation, was shot in Boston’s Seaport District. This happened around 11:45 a.m. at the Pier 4 Boulevard and Northern Avenue intersection, near the waterfront.

Details of the Event

Investigators said the 18-year-old woman graduated from Boston Collaborative High School in Dorchester earlier that day. The ceremony was at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden was upset. He said, “This is a tragedy. It shouldn’t happen. Students at a graduation, especially on a beautiful day, shouldn’t witness a shooting. Now, a young woman is in the hospital.”

Eye Witness Accounts

Witnesses described a chaotic scene as graduates in their caps and gowns were seen running. “We believe that this was not a random event,” said Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox. The police confirmed that the woman’s injuries were non-life-threatening and she was taken to a hospital. They believe the shooting took place in a parking garage at 200 Pier 4 Blvd., following some type of altercation.

Police Investigation

“We’re watching two potential crime scenes,” Cox said. “It’s unlikely the event happened here.” No arrests have been made. The investigation is active.

Community Involvement

From Sky5 footage, several police cruisers were visible at the intersection, which remained closed to traffic. A detective was seen conversing with an individual in a black Chevy Cruze with “Congrats Grad!” mylar balloons inside on Pier 4 Boulevard. District Attorney Hayden urged the community to assist with the investigation, stating, “We need the community’s help. We need people who know something to say something.”

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