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Five people, including an 11-year-old boy, were shot in Dorchester as police asked for help from the public

Five people, including an 11-year-old boy, were shot in Dorchester as police asked for help from the public

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Police are appealing for the public’s help after five people, four of them “young adults”, were shot at a party in Dorchester late last night, including an 11-year-old boy.

Mayor Michelle Wu and Police Chief Felipe Colon addressed reporters at the scene just before midnight.

The victims included an 11-year-old child, a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old man, a 21-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman, police said this morning.

“We really need the public’s help here,” Colon said, adding that police will take any tip, anonymous or not.

He said all five shots were non-life-threatening. Police said the shooter opened fire near the corner of Ellington Street on Greenwood Avenue. Police responded to the scene at 9:48 p.m. to a report of a shooting.

Colon said the gunman “fired on the group” and that multiple shots were fired.

“It’s terrible to be here tonight… We still feel the horror of the violence that disrupted the family gathering,” the mayor said, adding that there was “still work to be done” in the city. He reiterated his sorrow over the attack in Spanish.

“Our trauma teams are on scene,” Wu added.

Colon said the shooting occurred at an outside gathering. No arrests have been made yet.

Police also found a car with bullets near Washington Street.

Anyone with information is urged to contact District B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

Members of the public who wish to assist this investigation anonymously may do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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