Confirmed: Woman Shot in Head at Forest Hills Station

Emergency crews on Asticou Road on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015.

Emergency crews on Asticou Road on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

UPDATE: Police have confirmed this was a shooting. Click here for our updated story.


A woman was struck by something — possibly a bullet — at Forest Hills Station Monday afternoon. Scanner traffic indicated a possible shooting, but that has not been confirmed by police.

Erik Bornermann, a friend of the victim, told Jamaica Plain News she was bleeding from the back of her head. She ran to Asticou Road after the incident.

Scanner traffic indicates shots were fired at the station on Monday afternoon.

A reporter for Jamaica Plain News was outside the station when he heard several loud bangs, which might have been gunshots. Teenagers ran from the scene.

Emergency crews descended quickly on the station and nearby Asticou Road.

We’ll update this story as soon as we know more.

  • guest

    I have lived in this area for over 20 years and take the
    train every day at Forest Hills. This station is so full of students around late
    afternoon when school lets out. I see the officers standing in the station but
    usually conversing amongst themselves. They need to work with the students and move
    them along to their next destination, which is hopefully home. Fights would
    break out, kids would harass commuters, and my cousin who lives in the area has
    seen kids snatching other people’s cell phones right out of their hands. Now to
    find out someone I know has been shot, it is upsetting. I love Jamaica Plain
    but the crimes committed at this station has to be stopped. It’s not just the
    officers that need to step it up here, but as parents, tell your kids to go
    home as soon as possible after school.

    • JamaicaPlainNews

      You make excellent points. Thanks for commenting.

  • Hugo_JP

    I’ve noticed similar behavior from groups of teens at other Orange lines stations in the afternoons. Most of the time it seems like horseplay, but when there’s 10-15 teenagers running, yelling, pushing its becomes a public nuisance. The transit employees and officers don’t do anything to quiet them down or get them out of the station and on their way.

  • Crespo

    When I lived in Forest Hills, I always made it a point never to be at the station between 2:00 and 5:00. If I was let out early for work for any reason, I would just stay put until 5:00. People always thought I was exaggerating.