19-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Dorchester

A teenager was found shot and killed in Boston early Wednesday in the city's Dorchester neighborhood, Boston police said.

At around 1:40 a.m. officers found the body of a 19-year-old man, who has not yet been identified, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, Boston police said in a statement. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene in the area of Washington Street and Dunbar Avenue.

There have been no arrests in the case. Investigators are searching for a motive behind the shooting and trying to determine whether the man was targeted, according to Rachel McGuire, a Boston police spokeswoman.

The shooting is the city's third homicide of the year, McGuire confirmed on Wednesday.

With reporting from WBUR's Qainat Khan

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