Death Investigation in the area of 7 Dyer Street in Dorchester


At about 12:34 AM on Wednesday, December 27, 2018, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a shot spotter notification in the area of Astoria Street. On arrival officers located numerous pieces of ballistic evidence. A short time later officers received another radio call for two males shot inside of a motor vehicle in the area of 7 Dyer Street. One male victim sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to a local area hospital. The other male victim was pronounced deceased on scene.  Officers received further notification of a third male shot who self-applied to a local area hospital 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 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 β€˜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.

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