On Thursday, January 26, 2023, at approximately 17:45 hours, Boston Police Officers from District C-11’s Anti-Crime Unit were flagged down in the area of Melville Ave and Dorchester Ave following a shooting. Officers on the scene were alerted that a 36-year-old male victim was inside of a vehicle and had been grazed in a nearby shooting.
Officers quickly requested EMS to their location for a person shot and began to try and treat and talk to the man. Officers reported that he was highly uncooperative and only were able to learn that the incident had occurred up the street near the laundromat at Dorchester Ave and Centre Street. His injuries are considered minor.
While at the scene on Melville Ave, Boston Police Operations received an additional 911 call for a 19-year-old victim who had been shot and fled in his car to the Boston Fire station at 1886 Dorchester Ave. Officers and Boston EMS responded to that location to investigate. As C-11 officers spread themselves out to cover more ground, they located the initial scene outside a local laundromat, with a third car also struck by gunfire. Luckily, no one at this location had been injured.
At the Fire Department scene, Boston EMS quickly arrived and began to treat the teenage victim who had been shot in the chest. He was then transported to a local area hospital where his injuries are described as serious but non-life-threatening. He is expected to survive.
Detectives did photograph the ballistic damage, spent shell casings, and spoke to multiple witnesses. At this time no arrests have been made. This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information. Any individual with information is urged to contact C-11 Detectives at 617-343-4335.
Community members wishing to assist in 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.