Overnight in Boston, 11 police officers were shot, 2 of whom are in “extremely critical” condition during a call for a domestic disturbance:

According to reports, the gunman was wearing body armor and armed with an assault-style rifle. From ABC News:

During a news conference, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said other officers were prompted to respond after they heard screaming of shots fired and officer down on the radio shortly after the two officers initially arrived and entered the home on Gladstone Street.

The suspect had body armor and was armed with an assault rifle, Evans said.


The two wounded officers — both male veterans with a combined 40 years on the force — were transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in “extremely critical” condition” where they underwent blood transfusions and surgery. Nine additional responding officers suffered minor injuries or were dealing with stress and trauma, according to the police commissioner.

The gunman has been identified as 33-year-old Kirk Figueroa:

The officers are reportedly out of surgery and recovering: