Cambridge Police Investigating Shooting Near Hoyt Field

The Cambridge Police are conducting an active investigation after there were reports of a series of gunshots in the area of Hoyt Field and Howard Street last night around 10:30 p.m. The victims were two Cambridge males: 18 and 19 years old. Fortunately, they are now both believed to be in stable condition.

There have been no arrests made at this time. Following the shooting, a witness did report seeing a short male – wearing a hooded sweatshirt and all black clothing - running on Montague Street headed in the direction of River Street.

After working throughout the night, officers continue to aggressively investigate this incident, searching for any additional evidence, and seeking to speak with any witnesses or residents with any knowledge of last night's events. On Saturday morning, officers were able to locate a discarded firearm near the crime scene along with other evidence.

Anyone with any information related to this incident are strongly encouraged 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 617-349-3370 and leave a message. Anonymous tips may also be sent via the Cambridge Police MyPD mobile app or via text message to 847411. Begin your text with TIP650 and then type your message. To send tips via email, visit

This is the first shooting in Cambridge in 2022 in which there were injuries.
Page was posted on 8/22/2022 9:27 AM
Page was last modified on 8/22/2022 9:28 AM
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