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Somerville Police Investigating Two Separate Shooting Incidents Week of June 24

The following is an important update from the Somerville Police regarding recent gun activity.

The Somerville Police Department is actively investigating two recent gun incidents that occured this week (week of June 24, 2024).  

The first incident occurred on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 11:58 p.m. when police responded to shots fired in the area of Summer Street near Bow Street. Several homes were damaged, and one resident reported shots were fired into their apartment.  A witness reported seeing two masked individuals exit a small dark-colored motor vehicle and start shooting. Detectives located over 30 bullet casings on Summer Street. No injuries were reported.  

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at 8:03 p.m., Somerville Police responded to the Cambridge Health Alliance on Tower Street in Somerville after a man self-reported a gunshot injury. The victim is a 22-year-old man, formerly of Somerville and now an Everett resident, who sustained a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. Based on information provided to police, it is believed the victim sustained his injury in the area of Temple Road under the Route 93 underpass.  

Police are actively investigating both incidents, and there is no evidence at this time that the two incidents are related.  

No arrests have been made, and anyone who has related information is asked to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1212.   

You can also leave an anonymous tip one of several ways:  

  • Text: Text the keyword 617SPD and your tip to the number 847411 
  • Use the App: Submit your tip with the Somerville PD App available on iOS or Android devices 
  • Submit online: Submit your tip via online form on the Somerville Police website at  

Police Chief Femino has increased patrol presence and deployed additional resources in the areas where these incidents occurred. Although we believe there is no ongoing threat to the immediate areas, we ask residents to remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the Somerville Police Department. If there is an urgent threat to public safety, please call 911 for an immediate response. For non-emergency reports, please call 617-625-1212.  

The City of Somerville and Somerville Police are committed to keeping our community safe. We also understand that violent incidents can be traumatizing and unsettling. The City of Somerville Department of Health and Human Services has clinical staff that can direct you to additional resources if needed. Please use the online referral form at If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 311 at 617-666-3311. Please alsovisit the City’s Mental Health Support webpage for more resources at  

Investigation of and prevention of gun activity is a top public safety priority. All investigative resources are dedicated to each incident with the goal of identifying and apprehending those responsible. In most cases, the suspects are identified and apprehended. SPD collaborates with state and neighboring law enforcement to address gun activity and community connections are often key. Please always report any activity that may be related.  


Thank you, 

Chief Charles Femino 

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