One Less Gun: BPD Officers Recover Firearm Used in Non-fatal Shooting in Dorchester; Seek Public’s Help in Efforts to Identify Shooting Suspect

At about 1:33 PM on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of Washington & Lyndhurst Streets in Dorchester.

While en route to the call, officers learned that the suspect – described as a black male in his late teens wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a black backpack – was seen discharging a firearm at a passing car. The suspect was then observed running from the area on foot down Lyndhurst Street. A search of the area enabled officers to locate a firearm (see photo) in a backyard in the area of 30 Lyndhurst Street. Officers later learned that a victim suffering a non-life threatening gunshot wound was transported from the scene in a private vehicle. The victim, a male in his twenties, was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstance surrounding this incident. Anyone with information that could help this investigation is strongly urged to contact District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.

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.