4-Year-Old Boy Shot In Dorchester In Stable Condition

Boston Police are asking for the public's help in finding out who shot a 4-year-old boy at a Dorchester playground Monday night.

The boy is in stable condition at Boston Medical Center after he was shot in the back at Harambee Park.

At a news conference Tuesday near the scene of the shooting, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis said he's "beyond outraged."

"I think about the individual that was responsible for the shooting of a 4-year-old child," Davis said. "I hope he's proud of himself this morning. I can't believe that someone would do something like this and be allowed to continue to operate in our city streets."

People at Harambee Park at the time of the shooting — shortly after 9 p.m. — said that multiple shots were heard.

"I'm dead serious, it was over five shots," said Eric Jones. "It was massive shots."

Police say a 24-year-old male also received a graze wound during the shooting.

Commissioner Davis said the shooting was gang-related.

"In June and July and August, the shooting activity in the city increases, and the gang-activity is driving it," he said.

Davis said police have significant leads thanks to surveillance cameras and eyewitness accounts, but no suspects at this point.

This program aired on June 28, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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