Man Expected To Survive After Dorchester Shooting Thursday

Thursday night at approximately 21:30 hours a MBTA Transit Police Officer was patrolling the area of Ashmont Station in Dorchester when he on-sighted a shooting in progress across the street in front of the liquor store on Dorchester Ave. By the time the officer arrived at the scene he found an adult male suffering from injuries consistent of a gunshot wound. When the officer located the victim he also located a firearm on scene, however it is unclear if it was the suspects weapon or the victims.

Boston Police and Boston EMS quickly arrived on scene and the man was transported to a local area trauma center for his injuries. Detectives quickly arrived on scene and established a crime scene which included multiple spent shell casings, blood evidence, clothing, and the recovered firearm. Due to the severity of the victims injuries and the threat that he may not survive, full notifications were made.

The Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Response Unit, Command Staff and others quickly arrived. Lucky shortly after their arrival, word came from the hospital that the man had improved and was expected to make it. This miraculous turn of event allowed District Detectives to finish processing the scene with the assistance of the Crime Scene Response Unit who was already present.

At this time no further information is available. Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.