Five people were injured and a teenager suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting in Dorchester on Sunday evening, according to Boston police.
Police responded to the shooting at 8:36 p.m., Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said during a news conference Sunday evening. Officers found two juveniles and three adults with gunshot wounds.
The shooting occurred in the backyard of 50 Ames St., Cox said.
“The investigation is still in its early stages, but it appears to have been some kind of gathering, a family reunion or something similar,” the police commissioner said during the conference.
One of the teens is at risk of life-threatening injuries, Cox said. The other four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
All victims were taken to a nearby hospital, a Boston police spokesman said. There have been no arrests and the homicide squad is investigating, he said.
It is unclear whether the shooting was targeted.
“As we search the area and look for evidence, we ask the public, particularly people in this area, to let us know if you have seen anything or seen anything unusual or cars in the area,” Cox said.
Anyone who knows anything about the shooting is asked to call 617-343-4470 or leave a tip anonymously at 1-800-494-TIPS.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said during the press conference that as a mother she was angry and upset.
“These are the nights that it just reminds me that we can’t move fast enough on the job to make sure all of our young people have what they need and that we get guns off the streets,” she said.
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