Boston Police are investigating a homicide that occurred in Dorchester Tuesday night, officials said.

A man was shot in the area of 55 Downer Ave. and transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead. 

Police responded to the call just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

Neighbors reported that the man appeared to be in his late 20s but police could not yet confirm his age, The Boston Globe reporedt

Boston Police are actively investigating and ask anyone with information to call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.

Residents can also call in anonymously by using the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).