2 Shot At Maverick Station In East Boston

Two people were shot inside Maverick Station in East Boston Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan told reporters at the scene that the two victims, ages 29 and 43, were shot around 2:30 p.m. and were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. He said the suspect fled out of the station at the time of the shooting.

Sullivan said one of the victims was shot by the doors to a Blue Line car that was in the station at the time, and the other was shot on the platform. He said 10 to 15 people were in the car at the time.

"It makes you feel a little bit less safe," said Zack deRocco, of East Boston, who was at the T station after the shooting. "The cops and everyone are doing what they can, but unfortunately there are a couple people that have some issues, they can't solve their issues outside the train station."

The incident caused severe delays on the Blue Line, as shuttle buses were deployed to replace rail service between Airport and Bowdoin stations for nearly two hours.

Service resumed around 4:30 p.m., though the transit agency warned there would still be "moderate residual delays."

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With reporting by WBUR's Simon Rios

This article was originally published on January 19, 2016.


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