Police investigating fatal shooting in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are turning to the public for help after an early morning shooting in Dorchester Saturday left one man dead, officials said.

Police officers responding to a reported shooting on Hartford Street at 2:45 a.m. found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds lying unresponsive in the street, police said. The man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead shortly after. He is being described as a man in his 30s.

Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans is asking for community members who may know something about the shooting to come forward and help investigators.

“We need the public’s help,” Evans said. “If anyone was out late and can help us, please call our homicide unit.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at 617-343-4470. Residents who would rather provide anonymous tips can call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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