Shooter on a Scooter Escapes Police After Shooting in Dorchester

On July 12, 2022, District B-3 Officers, K-9 and Tactical assets responded to a ShotSpotter activation shortly after midnight in the area of Helen Street and Bernard Street. Upon arrival, Officers did not find the shooter or any victims but they did locate evidence that a shooting had occurred.

The ShotSpotter activation reported 5 rounds of gunshots and Officers located numerous spent shell casings in the same area. According to witnesses on scene, the suspect was last seen fleeing in a red hoodie while riding his getaway scooter.

District Detectives responded to the scene where they photographed, documented and processed the ballistic evidence. At this time no further information is available and no arrests have been made.

Detectives assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and are urging anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact (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.