Two Shot Overnight In Notorious Franklin Field Projects

At approximately 22:45 hours, a Boston Police Officers from District B-3 radioed that they heard what sounded like shots fired in the area of Franklin Field in Dorchester. Units from the district flooded the area searching for suspects fleeing. Moments after the radio transmission, Boston Police Operations received a ShotSpotter activation for at least 7 rounds in the area of the Projects and Franklin Field.

Eventually a 911 call was received that a victim had been located near the tennis club inside of the park. The Gang United then tracked down and located the victim in the area of Westview Street inside of a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Officers immediately applied a tourniquet and rendered live saving aid while awaiting EMS. When Boston EMTs and Paramedics arrived on scene they stabilized the victim and then transported him to a local area hospital with serious injuries.

While Officers continued to canvass the area for ballistic, blood or other evidence, a second victim self presented to a local area hospital also suffering from apparent gun shot wounds. That victim confirmed that the injuries were a result of the Westview Shooting. At this time both victims are expected to survive.

District B-3 Detectives responded quickly and they processed the scene by photographing, and collecting the ballistic and blood evidence. No arrests have been made at this time and the incident remains under investigation. Detectives from District B-3 are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.

Any individuals with information can contact District B-3 Detectives at 617-343-4712. 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.