Person shot in broad daylight in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) — One person was shot Thursday morning in broad daylight in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, authorities say.

Officers responded around 10:30 a.m. to Bird Street and Columbia Road for a report of two people that were shot. They found only one man suffering from gunshot wounds.

The man suffered minor injuries and is expected to be OK. He has not been identified.

Police say the crime scene spanned several blocks. Bullet casings could be seen scattered all over the street.

“The fact that somebody could come out and shoot in the broad daylight, it’s like nobody’s safe,” a local resident told 7News.

Police say a person of interest took off running from the scene and into an apartment on Upham Avenue. Officers in riot gear surrounded the house and ultimately took the man into custody for questioning.

The shooting comes as part of an uptick in violence in the city this summer.

“It’s horrible at this particular time to walk the streets,” Rev. Vernard Coulter said.

Mayor Marty Walsh plans address the violence Friday at a public press conference.



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