2 men arrested in connection to mass shooting in Mattapan

BOSTON (WLNE) –Two Massachusetts men were held without bail on assault to murder and multiple weapons charges after their arrests in connection to a mass shooting in Mattapan.

According to court documents, Traequon Duncan, 27, and Damarius Bultumer, 23, of West Roxbury were both arrested on July 8 after officers identified them as suspects in the shooting.

Officials said on July 5, just after 2 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of River Street and Edgewater Drive in Mattapan for reports of multiple people shot.

When responders arrived on the scene, they said they found a large crime scene with more than 40 shell casings, multiple bullet fragments and three separate guns. There were also five people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Authorities said all five of the victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment to their wounds. Their conditions were not immediately made available.

Officers later obtained security footage from a nearby liquor store, in which two men could be seen who were involved in the shooting.

The footage further shows as the first shots were fired, the two men took cover behind two cars and began shooting in the direction of the first shots fired.

One of the men was wearing a white tee shirt and was later identified by multiple officers as Duncan, who fled the scene in a red Ford Explorer registered in his name,

On July 8, at around 11 p.m., officers said they conducted a traffic stop on the red Ford and requested the driver lower all the windows. Officers saw Duncan in the back seat and placed him under arrest.

Officers also ordered the rest of the occupants out of the car as a precaution for the possibility of firearms. Another passenger, identified as Bultumer, was searched and was found to be in possession of a small black semi-automatic pistol which was hidden in his underwear.

Both Duncan and Bultumer face a laundry-list of assault and gun charges and are being held pending a dangerousness hearings scheduled for later in July.

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