Person Reportedly Shot Himself By Mistake During Assault in Dorchester

In a bizarre incident on the evening of May 12, 2023, Boston Police and State Police were called to the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Angell Street following reports of a shooting. Authorities swiftly responded to the scene after it was revealed that a man had shot himself while attempting to assault another individual.

According to reports, the Massachusetts State Police happened to be in the vicinity when the gunshot rang out, enabling them to react promptly. Their quick response led them to discover a male suspect who had suffered a gunshot wound to the hand. It was soon established that the wounded individual had intended to assault a nearby gentleman but inadvertently discharged his firearm, injuring himself in the process. Miraculously, the intended victim remained unharmed.

Boston EMS promptly arrived at the scene and transported the injured suspect, who was also under arrest, to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The State Police meticulously processed the crime scene, collecting evidence to further their understanding of the incident and support any additional charges that may be filed. Details surrounding the firearm used, including its origin and legality, will likely be examined during the investigation.

In an unexpected turn of events, an additional individual who was initially considered a victim in this incident was taken into custody due to their disruptive behavior and attempts to instigate a physical altercation with several onlookers. The precise reasons for this individual’s disruptive actions are yet to be determined, and any charged related to the individual are unknown at this time.

While incidents of this nature are relatively uncommon, they serve as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of certain situations. Authorities have expressed gratitude that no innocent bystanders were harmed during the attempted assault and subsequent events. The Massachusetts State Police will continue their investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.