Police: Man shot in face by pair riding by on moped in Dorchester

BOSTON (WHDH) - Two men on a moped were arrested Monday after opening fire on a man as they rode by in Dorchester, officials said.

Officers responding around 4:30 p.m. to the brazen daylight shooting on Whitten Street found one person suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the face.

The 20-year-old victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans.

The suspects were taken into custody after crashing the moped a short distance away from the scene of the shooting, according to Evans.

“The officers were able to get here very quickly,” Evans said. “They gave chase to the two individuals. It was a heated chase.”

The pair, who remain unidentified, will likely be arraigned Tuesday in Dorchester District Court on assault with intent to murder charges.

Evans said he believes the victim was targeted.

An investigation is ongoing.

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