Man shot, killed near Kendall Square – Metro US

Man shot, killed near Kendall Square

Cambridge and MIT Police are looking into a fatal shooting near the Kendall/MIT T stop.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, a man in his 30’s was shot several times near Windsor and Main Streets at about 8:41 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The man was a passenger in a car that was leaving Newtone Court when bullets hit the car. The driver kept going for a short distance towards Kendall Square before stopping on Main Street. Middlesex DA Marian Ryan said that the driver was looking for help.

Initial reports indicate that between five to eight bullets were fired into the car which came to a stop outside the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.

MIT Police sent out a warning to their students and faculty, advising them to stay away from Kendall Square.

Police do not have a suspect as of 9:45 a.m. Thursday.

UPDATE 1:40 P.M.:

Cambridge Police said that they do not think this close-range attack was random. They said the public should not be worried about their safety. They will release the name of the deceased once the next of kin is notified.

Cambridge has averaged between two to four murders annually since the early 1990’s.

Wednesday night saw a slew of shootings in the Boston area, with three dead and three wounded in Roxbury and Mattapan and another fatal shooting in Everett. It is unclear if these incidents are related.

UPDATE 4:15 p.m.: Cambridge Police identified the victim as Rasaun Nichols, 31, of Cambridge.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge Police at 617-349-3300. Those who wish to provide information anonymously may dial the Cambridge Police Anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 617-349-3359 and leave a message.

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