Police: High school student killed in Dorchester shooting

BOSTON (WHDH) - A high school student was killed Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in Dorchester, according to police.

Three other people were injured in the shooting, which happened near the Jeremiah Burke High School just after 2 p.m.

Two teens and a woman in her 60s were hit by bullets.

The teen victim was declared dead at the scene.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said he believes the 17-year-old teen was a student at the high school.

“There’s way too many guns on the street, in the hands of young kids,” Evans said. “This is a sad day, when a 17-year-old life is lost, we should be outraged and we should be stepping up.”

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said the student was in school earlier in the day and was shot half a block from the school. Trauma counselors will be available at the school on Thursday.

“This is a tough situation that we have in the city of Boston and the victim is too young to be gunned down in the middle of the day time and I think the community is getting sick and tired of what is happening in this city with the shootings,” Walsh said.

Three schools were placed in “safe mode,” including the high school, the Dearborn STEM Academy and Lilla G. Frederick pilot middle school.

Witnesses said a fire alarm went off at the high school near by and then the incident happened.

“This is like this third friend that has already got shot by violence, it’s crazy, I’m scared for my brothers to be up here,” a student said.

“I pastor at a church in this neighborhood, so mourning, grief, is what goes through my heart,” Reverend Mark Scott said.

Commissioner Evans appealed to the public for help.

“Shame on anybody who doesn’t step up to the plate and help us solve this,” he said.

This is the 13th homicide of 2016 in Boston.

No arrests have been made.

 

 

 

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