Man Found Injured But Maybe Not Shot After Police Respond to ShotSpotter in Dorchester

On Tuesday night at approximately 21:35 hours, Boston Police from district B-3 responded to a call about a person with a gun as well as a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Edmond Street in Dorchester.

One 911 caller stated a group with one person that could possibly have a gun was causing a distance. Shortly after Boston Police Operations received a one round ShotSpotter activation in the same area.

Officers from District B-3 responded and upon their arrival to 90 Esmond Street, the group scattered on foot. One male was located and was suffering what was originally believed to be at least one gun shot wound and possibly other graze wounds.

Boston EMS responded to the scene and treated the man for his injuries which were described as trauma to his head and other lacerations to his body. He was then transported to a local area hospital for further care. His injuries are considered serious but non-life-threatening.

Officers along with K-9 units searched the area for suspects, weapons and evidence but were unsuccessful in locating a scene. It is still unclear at this time what exactly happened. Boston Police today only would confirm that his injuries were non-fatal and considered to be a form of trauma.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing person is advised to call 911 or contact District B-3 Detectives at 617-343-4700.

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.