Police: 5-year-old boy shot in Roxbury

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston Police have confirmed that a child was shot in Roxbury on Sunday night.

The child was shot in the area of Copeland Street around 9:30 p.m., according to police.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said the boy was shot in the lower back.

Police believe the boy’s father was the intended target.

The child was transported to Boston Medical Center and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Police say the child is awake and alert.

Police are now searching for a silver vehicle.

This is a developing story; Stay with 7News for the latest updates.

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