Dorchester Shooting Victim Arrives at Hospital as Detectives Process Crime Scene

Saturday, August 28 at approximately 01:00 hours, officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Westville and Bowdoin in Dorchester. The ShotSpotter had indicated 15 rounds discharged.

Upon arrival, officers were not able to locate a victim, but did locate numerous shell casings. Detectives processed the scene. While detectives were processing the scene, the victim of the shooting drove up to a local area hospital. The victim was suffering from serious, but non-life threatening gun shot wounds. No further information has been released at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information that could be helpful in this investigation is strongly encouraged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463). Your tip is 100 percent anonymous.

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