Boston Police are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday night in Mattapan, the department announced Friday. 

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 87 Southern Ave., near Dorchester Center. 

Once there, police said they found a man in his 20s suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. 

The victim was transported to Boston Medical Center, where he later died. His identity was not immediately released. 

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Those interested in leaving anonymous tips can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463)