Dorchester shooting is latest in recent spate

shooting dorchester boston
People hug as police respond to the scene of a shooting in Dorchester Monday morning.
Credit: Nicolaus Czarnecki/METRO

Four people have been shot, one fatally, in a recent spate of shootings that have police meeting with community members. 

The recent violence was highlighted last week when police witnessed a brazen mid-afternoon shootout in Roxbury that was also caught on tape. Since that March 26 shooting, there have been at least six incidents of people firing guns that have resulted in multiple people shot.

The most recent shooting took place about 11:30 a.m. Monday near Dacia and Quincy streets in Dorchester. One person was taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police were still investigating and released few details Monday. There were no arrests by press time.

The shooting took place just hours before police were expected to attend a community meeting in Jamaica Plain following a fatal shooting Sunday night. City Councilor Matt O’Malley tweeted that police would be in attendance at his town hall meeting.

Boston police did not respond to a request for comment by press time. 

Sunday’s shooting occurred at about 8:30 p.m. Officers responded to Minden Street for a person shot and found a 26-year-old man suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died at Brigham and Women’s.

Also within the last week, two people were seriously injured when they were shot Thursday night near 1178 Blue Hill Ave.

As of the latest data available, the number of shootings and homicides in the city was on pace with the totals from last year.

As of March 26, there were 25 non-fatal shootings in Boston, the same number as that time last year.

So far this year there have been eight homicides with about the same number at this time last year.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

MAP: New York City Street Closures August 22,…

The Percy Sutton Harlem 5K and NYC Family Health Walk-a-thon and Pakistan Day Parade and Fair will cause traffic delays and street closures in New York City this weekend. Plan…

International

U.N. nuclear inquiry on Iran seen making slow…

The U.N. nuclear watchdog appears to have made only limited progress so far in getting Iran to answer questions about its suspected atomic bomb research, diplomatic sources said on Friday,…

National

Violence-weary Missouri town sees second night of calm

By Nick Carey and Carey GillamFERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - The violence-weary town of Ferguson, Missouri, saw a second straight evening of relative calm on Thursday…

National

Journalist James Foley's parents, after call with pope,…

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Iraq, on Friday called for prayer and support to free the remaining captives held by Islamic…

Television

Recap: 'The Knick,' Season 1, Episode 3, 'The…

The third episode of Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" finds Dr. Thackery (Clive Owen) meeting an old flame and other characters embracing self-destruction.

Music

Webcast: Watch Polyphonic Spree live on Sunday Aug.…

Polyphonic Spree singer Tim DeLaughter sits with Metro Music Editor Pat Healy for a chat and then the big band performs live. It begins on Sunday at 9:30 pm

Movies

Matthew Weiner on directing 'Are You Here' and…

"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner discusses his movie "Are You Here," his history writing comedy and the tiny movie he directed in 1996 you can't see.

Movies

Michael Chiklis on his football past and 'When…

Michael Chiklis remembers playing football in high school and how that prepped him to play a coach in "When the Game Stands Tall."

NFL

Fantasy football draft guide: How to draft your…

Many are wondering if we’re entering a new age in fantasy football drafting — one where running backs take a backseat.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Giants storylines to watch

The Giants have plenty to work on as they reach the dress rehearsal preseason game Friday night against the rival Jets.

NFL

Jets vs. Giants: 3 Jets storylines to watch

Metro looks at three Jets storylines to watch as they play the Giants Friday.

NFL

Giants expected to work Corey Washington into first-team…

The day of reckoning for the Giants' fringe players will fall upon them Friday night against the Jets.

Sex

Big weddings may lead to long-term happiness

Dreaming of a big wedding? A new study indicates that the longer your guest list, the happier you’ll be in the long run. l A…

Sex

Online dating for every generation

Frank Jackson and his mother Maggie are like lots of modern families: They have dinner together regularly, keep each other updated on their lives —…

Wellbeing

Going green could be the key to getting…

If we could just pursue the things that would actually make us happy, we could help the environment too, according to a New York researcher.…

Tech

Siren: A new dating app that puts women…

Online dating can be brutal, especially for single women. Noting that many women hate wading through inappropriate messages and photos, two tech entrepreneurs decided to…