Officials have begun investigating a shooting in Dorchester that occurred early Saturday morning.

Police responded to a call for a person shot near the intersection of Dudley Street and Dudley Terrance.

When police arrived they found a male and a woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

According to police, the man died on the scene and the woman was taken to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries.

Commissioner William Evans said he believes it was a targeted shooting, with multiple gunshots fired at an up close range.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Department at 617-343-4470.

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