4 vehicles, building struck by gunfire in Cambridge, police say

Two Boston men are in custody in connection with a shooting that broke out in near a busy shopping area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Cambridge police said they received reports of multiple gunshots in the area of ​​Hurley and Charles streets at approximately 12:30 pm Saturday. There are no known victims at this time, but police said at least four vehicles and a building on Hurley Street were struck by gunfire. Nearly 20 shell casings have been recovered thus far in the investigation.Anoop Didus said he was shopping in the area when the shooting happened.“We parked our car and then we came here to see that it was all roped around,” Didus said. “Apparently there’s bullets: one through the glass (on my front passenger’s window) and one on (the area above the front passenger’s window). I was told there were two people shooting here.” Video from the scene shows police tape set up outside the Loyal Companion at 95 First St., which is on the corner of Hurley Street, with multiple police cruisers parked outside the pet store. The CambridgeSide Galleria runs along the stretch of First Street between Hurley and Charles streets.Police said a Boston man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene by Cambridge officers while he was in possession of a firearm.Another Boston man in his early 20s was arrested by Somerville police following a car crash on the McGrath Highway and a subsequent foot chase. Cambridge police had stated earlier that they received reports of a vehicle leaving the shooting scene, heading toward Somerville.The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Cambridge police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3370. Anonymous tips can also be sent via the Cambridge police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Text messages must begin with “TIP650” followed by the message.

Two Boston men are in custody in connection with a shooting that broke out in near a busy shopping area in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cambridge police said they received reports of multiple gunshots in the area of ​​Hurley and Charles streets at approximately 12:30 pm Saturday.

There are no known victims at this time, but police said at least four vehicles and a building on Hurley Street were struck by gunfire. Nearly 20 shell casings have been recovered thus far in the investigation.

Anoop Didus said he was shopping in the area when the shooting happened.

“We parked our car and then we came here to see that it was all roped around,” Didus said. “Apparently there’s bullets: one through the glass (on my front passenger’s window) and one on (the area above the front passenger’s window). I was told there were two people shooting here.”

Video from the scene shows police tape set up outside the Loyal Companion at 95 First St., which is on the corner of Hurley Street, with multiple police cruisers parked outside the pet store. The CambridgeSide Galleria runs along the stretch of First Street between Hurley and Charles streets.

Police said a Boston man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene by Cambridge officers while he was in possession of a firearm.

Another Boston man in his early 20s was arrested by Somerville police following a car crash on the McGrath Highway and a subsequent foot chase. Cambridge police had stated earlier that they received reports of a vehicle leaving the shooting scene, heading toward Somerville.

The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Cambridge police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3370. Anonymous tips can also be sent via the Cambridge police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Text messages must begin with “TIP650” followed by the message.

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