Metro

Person shot under overpass at Fields Corner MBTA station

A male was shot beneath an overpass at the Fields Corner MBTA Station Friday afternoon, police said.

Boston police Officer Rachel McGuire, a department spokeswoman, said the victim was shot about 3:20 p.m. and was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

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McGuire said she did not have the victim’s age and could not confirm whether he is a juvenile or an adult.

Boston and Transit Police were investigating by the overpass, which is located behind an entrance to the train station.

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The Rev. Eugene Rivers, a minister who works with city youths, also spoke with officers at the scene.

He told a reporter that Friday’s shooting follows an incident Thursday on nearby Bourneside Street, when a 14-year-old boy who attends a private school was shot at by a group of youths as he walked home.

The teenager was not struck by gunfire and the incident was not related to Friday’s shooting, Rivers said. Still, he said, “this is dangerous.”

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The crime scene was relatively clear about 4:30 p.m., as the busway that passes by the shooting was open to traffic and commuters came and went from the station freely.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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