At about 11:36 AM on Thursday, July 7, 2016, officers from District C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of 68 Hancock Street in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers located two individuals suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. A male victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. This victim has since been identified as 28-year-old Brandon Smith of Dorchester. The second victim, a female believed to be in her fifties, was transported to an area hospital where she was treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to her leg.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact 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.