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Five people shot in Dorchester, including an eleven-year-old – police ask for help

Five people shot in Dorchester, including an eleven-year-old – police ask for help

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Police are asking for the public’s help after five people were shot at a party in Dorchester last night, including four “young adults”, including an 11-year-old.

Shortly before midnight, Mayor Michelle Wu and Police Commissioner Felipe Colon spoke to the media on site.

As police announced this morning, the victims are an 11-year-old, a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman.

“We really need the public’s help here,” Colon said, adding that police are accepting anonymous or random tips.

He said all five people shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The gunman opened fire on Greenwood Street near the corner of Ellington Street, police said. Police responded to the scene at 9:48 p.m. on a report of a shooting.

The gunman “fired into the group,” Colon said, adding that several shots were fired.

“It is terrible to be here tonight … we still feel the horror of the violence that interrupts the family reunion,” the mayor said, adding that there is “still a lot of work to do” in the city. She reiterated her dismay at the shooting in Spanish.

“Our trauma teams are on site,” Wu added.

Colon said the shooting occurred at an outdoor gathering. No arrests were made.

Police also found a car with gunshot damage near Washington Street.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the B-3 District Criminal Investigation Division at (617) 343-4712.

Community members who wish to anonymously assist this investigation can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

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