Death Investigation in the Area of Blue Hill Ave & Cheney Street, Dorchester


At about 6:45 PM on Thursday, July 6, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) were on patrol in the area of Grove Hall when they heard what appeared to be the sound of gunshots in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Cheney Street. Officers ran toward the scene and observed two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The first victim, a 14-year-old male, was transported to Boston Children's Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the second victim, a male approximately 18 to 21 years old, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police 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.