Somerville Community Update: Shots Fired Around 31 Temple Street

On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at approximately 9:02 p.m., Somerville Police responded to the area of 31 Temple Street for reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers located approximately 16 shell casings on the street. Preliminary investigation indicates that the occupants of two vehicles were shooting at each other. These same two vehicles fled the area west on Broadway and again shots were fired in the area of Main Street between Moreland Street and Fremont Street where police recovered an additional 16 shell casings. No injuries were reported. The storefront glass of several businesses and numerous parked cars sustained damage after being struck by stray bullets. 

This is an active police investigation and anyone who has information is asked to contact the Somerville Police Department at 617-625-1600.  Or leave an anonymous tip using the Somerville PD App available on iOS or Android devices.

Police Chief Femino will be increasing a patrol presence and deploying additional resources in the areas where this incident occurred. Although we believe there is no ongoing threat to the immediate area, we ask residents to remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the Somerville Police Department. If there is an immediate threat to public safety, please call 911 for an immediate response. For non-emergency reports, please call 617-625-1600 ext. 7226.

The City of Somerville and Somerville Police are committed to keeping our community safe. We also understand that violent incidents can be traumatizing and unsettling. The City of Somerville Department of Health and Human Services has clinical staff that can support you and provide additional resources if needed. Please use the online referral form at If you need assistance filling out the form, please call 311 at 617-666-3311. Please also visit the City’s Mental Health Support webpage for more resources at

One thought on “Somerville Community Update: Shots Fired Around 31 Temple Street”

  1. If the city officials would enforce the laws that criminals break and place them in jail where they belong we would not need trama assistance.
    You tie the police departments hands and the criminals blossom and cause terror. It is said to think someone cannot drive through the city walk from their home and be safe.
    It so funny to think that when the Mayor and the recently elected Congressman had their town hall the location was not disclosed. WHY WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF? The Congressman also has a police escort I remember seeing him with her at night out in foss park. That night should be safe?
    What in Gods name is wrong with this city and its elected official. Defunding police and tying their hands does not make anyone safe.

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