BOSTON (WHDH) - A man has died after being shot in Roxbury just feet from a youth football practice, and Boston Police are working to figure out the circumstances of this case.

“There’s soccer games going on, football practice with some of our young people, so we’re always concerned about our community when these things happen,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden.

At about 6:05 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 625 Shawmut Ave. When they arrived, they found an adult man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Boston EMS transported him to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Despite the rapid response of our first responders here, unfortunately (the) young man did not survive,” Hayden said. “Our thoughts and prayers will be with the family.”

SKY7HD flew over the scene, and several markers were visible there. Several officers were also on scene talking to witnesses and gathering evidence.

Police have said they believe there’s no threat to the public in connection with this incident.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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