Boston police investigating 45th homicide this year following deadly shooting in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are investigating their 45th homicide of the year after a 19-year-old was shot and killed in Dorchester early Thursday morning, officials said.

Officers responding to Vinson Street just after 2 a.m. found a man suffering from a gunshot wound, according to Police Commissioner William G. Gross.

He was taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made at this time.

Josh Wilson, who lives on Vinson Street, says he heard the gunshots.

“It’s scary, sad and discouraging for the neighborhood,” he said. “It’s sad you have a nice neighborhood and things are happening underneath it.”

Boston police are looking for anyone who may have information about this shooting to call 1-800-494-TIPS or 617-343-4470.

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