Police: 1 Killed, 4 Injured In Dorchester Shooting

Boston police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting in Dorchester that killed one man and injured four others.

Police Commissioner William Gross said police responded to a call for "several people shot" at Franklin Field Housing Development just before midnight and found five men suffering from gunshot wounds.

All the victims were taken to local hospitals, where one was pronounced dead, police said. No identifying information has been released.

Speaking at the crime scene, Gross said police responded to another incident on Massachusetts Avenue around the same time, in which one person was shot and another was stabbed.

"It's unfortunate that another person has lost their life at this time. We vow to work with the district attorney and our community to stop these acts of senseless violence," Gross said.

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins also addressed the incident, vowing to catch the suspect as people screamed in distress at the nearby scene.

"After making it through another Memorial Day without a homicide for the second year in a row, we sadly had a very violent night not only in Boston, but Suffolk County," Rollins said. "As the commissioner said, a man lost his life tonight. ... These things have rippling effects throughout communities."

Rollins noted that state police were investigating a Wednesday night stabbing in Revere.

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact police or the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

Police also urge anyone affected by community violence to call the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team at 617-431-0125 or visit

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