8 people shot during Boston’s J’ouvert celebrations; Boston police arrest two
I think Mayor Wu said is best. “The rest of the day is going to be a really wonderful celebration,” Wu said.
Here is a little history of such a wonderfull celebration.
A 33-year-old man was shot and killed in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood in 2022, just a few blocks away from the site of the annual festival, CNN affiliate WCVB reported.
In 2021, a 17-year-old was fatally stabbed in the neck while attending the Caribbean Festival, according to a news release from the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
In 2019, two men were accused of shooting at each other near police officers during the J’ouvert Parade, according to a statement from the Boston Police Department.
In 2015, the night before the Caribbean Carnival, five people were shot in three separate incidents, and one 27-year-old man died from his injuries, according to CNN affiliate WCVB.
Violence also broke out the previous year in 2014 when a 26-year-old was shot and killed while attending the parade at the carnival.
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