Triple Shooting in Dorchester Leaves 24-Year-Old Woman Dead Sunday Night

On Sunday, October 16, 2022, at approximately 20:50 hours, Boston Police Officers assigned to District C-11 responded to a ShotSpotter activation for 9 rounds in the area of 263 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. Police officers from the surrounding districts of B-3 and B-2 also were alerted and began to play the area. While Officers were responding, it was broadcast that someone may have been shot at the scene. The full radio audio from Boston Police can be heard below:

Upon arrival, Officers immediately located an adult male victim outside of the Star 50 Convenience Store at the intersection of Bowdoin Street and Geneva Ave and Officers began to render aid without hesitation. The victim outside of the store was identified by police as only an ‘adult male’ who was suffering from a gun shot wound to the left arm. First arriving Officers requested EMS to respond to their location and updated that they may be a second victim inside of the store as well.

Inside of the store, Officers located another adult male victim, however this man had been shot in the neck and torso and was clinging to life. Officers on scene could be heard requesting EMS numerous times and asking for a ‘push’. As officers provided first aid to the two male victims, the supervisor on scene located a third victim, a female who had been shot in the head.

The supervisor immediately ordered that the area be shut down, full notifications be made and requested additional officers from outside districts to assist int he form of EDTs. As Officers continued to wait for EMS to arrive they applied a life saving tourniquet to the arm of one of the victims and continued to aid the other victim inside of the store who was barely clinging to life.

Although it seemed like hours to Officers on scene, Boston EMS and their recruits arrived in under ten minutes and quickly worked to save the lives of those who had been shot. Even with the abundance of training that the Boston EMTs and Paramedics have, there tragically was no way to save the life of the female victim and she was pronounced deceased on the scene. The two male victims were transported to local area Hosptial for continued care and treatment. Both victim’s injuries are considered serious, with one in stable condition however the other continues to fight for his life in critical condition.

Boston Police Officials confirmed the woman death during a press conference at the scene, and later confirmed that she was 24-years-old via a press release. No further information, including her name are being released at this time. Sources at the scene tell us the woman most likely did not suffer and was dead almost immediately after being shot in the head.

Late into the night, members of the Homicide Unit, Command Staff and Crime Scene Response Unit could be seen placing evidence markers and photographing the area inside and around Star 50 Convenience Store. According to BPD radio traffic the BRIC, which stands for the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, was able to capture some video of the incident and did provide suspect information to officers including a distraction and direction of flight by the assailants. Numerous witnesses were also transported to the Homicide Unit at Boston Police Headquarters.

District Attorney Kevin Hayden told journalists during a press conference that, “Our hearts are heavy right now, we have yet another individual who’s lost their life to gun violence and thats concerning.” He went on to praise first responders saying, “we had a good response here… [everyone] has done a good job thus far processing the scene and we are going to do everything we can.” Hayden finished with a request, “We need the community’s help here”.

Mayor Wu shockingly showed up to the scene and even gave some quick remarks before disappearing back into the night. This follows strong criticism by many community activists and leaders who have been outraged over what they are calling the “no show Mayor”. They say Wu only appears for fundraisers and photo ops but not when the community actually need support from City Hall. They say that when it comes to the overwhelming gun violence within the black and brown community she is no where to be found. Wu in her normal manner said a lot of words that seemingly meant nothing as one neighbor put it, “…until there is action why should be believe a thing she says.”

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

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 help this investigation in an anonymous manner.