Update: Victim Identified in Death Investigation in the Area of 87 Southern Avenue in Dorchester

At about 9:15 PM on Thursday, May 19, 2016, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for shots fired in the area of 87 Southern Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim in his 20’s suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported by EMS to Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as David Stewart, 22, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating 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.