The number of people shot on Saturday morning attending J’ouvert has gone from seven people to eight people. Boston police spokesman Sgt. Det. John Boyle confirmed just before 5 p.m. that an eighth person had been shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

City officials held a press conference on Saturday afternoon and stated that the violence was not connected to the Carnival celebrations. According to the Boston Globe, four people were arrested and multiple firearms were recovered. You can get the full details here. 

BPD Commissioner Michael Cox asked the public for help as the investigation into the shooting continues.

“If anyone has any video evidence and or evidence from their phone or just witnessed the events, we ask them to call B-3 detectives or if you want to remain anonymous, call 1-800-494-TIPS,” he said.

B-3 detectives can be reached at (617) 343-4712.

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According to STACO on Twitter, around 7:45am on Saturday, at least seven people were shot or grazed on Talbot Avenue near Blue Hill Avenue during the Jouvert parade.

At least 15 shots were fired.

Mayor Michelle Wu and Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox will host a media availability before the start of the Boston Caribbean Carnival Parade at 11:45 a.m. at the intersection of Malcolm X Boulevard and Warren Street, Roxbury.  Channel 7 will have a live stream that you can watch here. 

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