Authorities say a man was killed and another was seriously injured in a shooting in Cambridge.
The Middlesex District Attorney's office says police responded to reports of gunfire in the area of Mount Auburn Street just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
The victims were taken to local hospitals, where one died and the other is seriously injured. The men weren't immediately identified.
Authorities are investigating.
DA: 1 killed, 1 seriously hurt in Cambridge shooting
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Two men were shot outside of Mount Auburn Hospital last night in Cambridge, police said.
The shooting happened in the 300 block of Mount Auburn Street about 9:57 p.m.
Police said both victims suffered “serious” injuries. Circumstances of the shooting were unclear. Police did not say whether they had a suspect.
“This is a very active and open investigation,” a police statement said. “Anyone with any information related to this incident is asked to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300. The investigation into this incident is ongoing. “
Cambridge police and fire responded to the scene.
Police blocked off a large section of Mount Auburn Street as they carried out their investigation.
An MBTA bus that happened upon the shooting after police already arrived was stopped and roped into the crime scene because police told the driver that there could be evidence underneath it, a passenger said.
Those passengers were transferred onto another bus that arrived about 30 minutes later.
None said they witnessed what happened. Many thought that there had been a car crash.
Two men shot outside Mount Auburn Hospital
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One individual died and another remains hospitalized with serious injuries after a shooting near Mt. Auburn Hospital late Tuesday night, according to Meghan Kelly, Communications Director of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.
CPD spokesperson Jeremy Warnick wrote in an email at 11:30 p.m. that immediately after the incident occurred by the 300th block of Mt. Auburn Street, two male victims had been sent to nearby hospitals with serious injuries. According to Steven G. Catalano, a spokesperson for the Harvard University Police Department, there was no information about a suspect available as of 10:36 p.m Tuesday.
One Dead, Another Injured After Shooting Near Mt. Auburn Hospital
By BETH YOUNG,
UPDATED: March 23, 2016, at 12:26 a.m.
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Updated: 4:55 AM WCVB-TV reported one man dead.
Cambridge police said they are investigating a shooting in the area of the 300th block of Mt. Auburn Street. Police responded to a report of gunshots at 9:57 p.m.
Two men were seriously injured and taken to local hospitals.
Channing St. to Longfellow Rd. is currently closed.
Harvard University sent an alert to its students just after 10:30 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to call Cambridge police at 617-349-3300.
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UPDATED 11:41 PM EDT Mar 22, 2016