Dorchester Double Shooting Now a Homicide as Female Victim Dies Overnight

At about 9:00 PM on Saturday, September 25, 2021, officers assigned to District B3 (Dorchester/Mattapan) responded to a ShotSpotter activation at 240 Westview Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located two adult victims, a male, and a female, suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Boston EMS. The adult female victim succumbed to her injuries late last night at the hospital. The male is listed in stable condition at this time.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.  

Sources close to the investigation tell us that a male suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit in the back of the projects. As a result officers successfully recovered of a firearm, it’s unknown at this time if it was related to the homicide. Police have not released the suspects information at this time.

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.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting