Police shoot, kill person following shooting near Boston hospital

Massachusetts

BOSTON (AP) — Police shot and killed a person in connection with the shooting of a valet outside a prominent Boston hospital, prosecutors said Friday.

Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office confirmed it’s involved in the investigation of a car chase and “a police-involved fatal shooting” related to an earlier shooting at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Hospital officials said a parking attendant is in stable condition after being shot in front of the hospital. Officials have also lifted a lockdown that was briefly imposed, which happened a little after 9 a.m.

Boston police confirmed earlier Friday that the hospital shooting and the shooting of another person in the neighboring community of Brookline about three miles away were related but have declined to release further details.

Massachusetts State Police say there is no threat to the public but warned people to avoid the area because the “active law enforcement incident” was prompting road closures.

There was still a heavy police presence around the hospital and police have also cordoned off a heavily damaged car at the scene of the Brookline shooting.

In 2015, a cardiac surgeon was fatally shot inside Brigham and Women’s Hospital by a man who then killed himself. The incident prompted hospitals across the region to review their security protocols.

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