One dead, two others wounded in Roslindale shooting

Jessica M. Smith and Wayne Braverman

Three people were shot at the corner of Poplar and Metropolitan streets in Roslindale this afternoon. One of the victims has died.

The shooting took place a short time after 1 p.m.. The three victims were in a car with one other person when the shooting took place. Witnesses say another car pulled up and shots were fired. Witnesses said they first heard two shots, followed by many rounds being fired.

The victims range in age from 17 to 24.

The Beethoven School was in a state of heighten alert while the Bates and Conley elementary schools were in lockdown after the shooting. All three schools were back to normal a short time later.

Police are interviewing witnesses and searching the crime scene area. No arrests have been made.

At around the same time as this shooting, a man was shot on Topliff Street in Dorchester. Authorities say his injuries are life-threatening.

These two incidents follow the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy last night in Dorchester.