1 Killed, 3 Injured In Dorchester Shooting

One person has been killed and three others injured in an evening shooting Wednesday in Dorchester, Boston police said.

At around 6:45 p.m., police say four people sitting in a vehicle on Windermere Road were shot. A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross told reporters late Wednesday night.

The three others were transported to area hospitals with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

"At this point, we don't believe that this was a random act of violence," Gross said.

Gross and Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said investigators were "conducting a canvass" of the area Wednesday night to try to find any possible video footage of the shooting, as well as to connect with any witnesses. Detectives will do a "day canvass" on Thursday, too.

Rollins said she and Gross spoke to the family of the deceased, whose identity was not released.

They both encouraged anyone with information to contact the Boston police at 1-800-494-TIPS or 617-343-4470. Gross said trauma unit workers would also be in the area Wednesday night and Thursday to offer help.

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