Five people were injured and a juvenile was seriously injured in a shooting in Dorchester Sunday evening, according to Boston police.
Police responded to the shooting at 8:36 p.m., Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said at a news conference Sunday evening. Police found two minors and three adults with gunshot wounds.
The shooting happened in the backyard of 50 Ames St., Cox said.
“We are only at the beginning of the investigation, but it appears to be some sort of gathering, a family reunion or something like that,” the police commissioner said. during the conference.
One of the juveniles faces potentially life-threatening injuries, Cox said. The other four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
All the victims were transported to a nearby hospital, a Boston police spokesperson said. No arrests have been made and homicide detectives are investigating, he said.
It is unclear whether the shooting was targeted.
“As we canvas the area and search for evidence, we are asking the public, especially people in this area, if you have seen anything or seen anything unusual or cars in the area to please let us know let it be known,” Cox said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call 617-343-4470 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-494-TIPS.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said at the news conference that she was angry and upset as a mother.
“These are the evenings where it reminds me that we can’t move fast enough to make sure all of our young people have what they need, that we’re getting guns off the streets,” she said.
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