At about 2:18 AM on Saturday, September 17, 2016, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for a person or persons shot in the area of Nightingale & Wales Streets in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located three male victims, all in their early 20’s, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. One of the victims, who has since been identified as Phillip Woods, 23, of Boston, was pronounced deceased at the scene while the other two victims were transported to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit 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.