Death Investigation in the area of 49 Withington Street in Dorchester

 

At about 5:11 PM on Saturday, January 26, 2019, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of 49 Withington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers observed two males suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both males were transported to local hospitals, one with non-life-threatening injuries and the other with life-threatening injuries who was pronounced deceased. Officers were able to recover a firearm at the scene.

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. 

If you find yourself in need of emotional support or needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.