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Death investigation in Dorchester

BPD is actively investigating a shooting that took place Sunday night in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road. A male victim suffered a gun shot wound and later died at a local hospital.

See report below:

At about 11:37 PM on Sunday, July 14, 2019, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Dudley Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his 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 ‘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.

In other news, two suspects were arrested in connection with the July 4th shooting in Dorchester that left an 8-year-old girl injured.

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