A man in his early 20s who was shot several times in the chest and leg was found in a Dorchester park Friday night, according to Boston police.
The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was in surgery late Friday night, police said. His condition was unknown.
“We’re trying to piece everything together,” Deputy Superintendent Bernard O’Rourke of the Boston police said at the scene near the Rev. James K. Allen Park.
Police believe the man was shot at the corner of Winter and Adams streets around 9:42 p.m., said O’Rourke. It was unclear how he made it to the park where he was found.
Over 10 yellow evidence cones marked parts of the crime scene in the park, as well as on nearby streets. One cone was located on a silver Inifiniti automobile with a bullet hole in its trunk. Another cone marked blood and what appeared to be a bullet casing.
“This is a very, very quiet area,” said police Captain John Danilecki. “We don’t have any problems. This is not one of our hot spots.”
Authorities said they do not know if they are seeking one or multiple suspects. Witnesses were also being questioned, police said.
Officers searched the area with flashlights and spread out across the neighborhood, searching in backyards. Neighbors who stood on their stoops to view the scene said they did not see the shooting.
“I’m just heartbroken,” said Megan Sonderegger, who came down after seeing flashing police lights through her window. “I live in this neighborhood. The vast majority of people who live here are hard-
working, good folks.”
The Rev. Jack Ahern of nearby St. Peter Church on Bowdoin Street said he came to the scene after an upset parishioner called him.
“It’s been a pretty quiet summer; all of a sudden last week, it’s crazy,” said Ahern, who had arrived in black cassock and Roman collar and watched police officers search the area. “It’s a little closer to home.”
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