You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

2 men shot in Mattapan and Dorchester

Life-threatening injuries reported

Two men in their late teens or early 20s suffered life-threatening injuries Monday night in shootings in Mattapan and Dorchester, Boston police said.

There was no indication that the shootings were connected, police said.

Continue reading below

One of the men was shot at a house on Sanford Street in Mattapan, said Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman. The call reporting that shooting came in at 8:40 p.m., he said.

Detectives at the scene were standing in front of the driveway of a two-story white house around 9:30 p.m., and the ­immediate vicinity was taped off.

A woman who lives around the corner and would only give her name as Mia said she did not hear any shots but later saw the victim on a stretcher. She said he was not moving or talking.

Mia and other bystanders said the ambulance pulled away slowly with no sirens sounding.

The area is normally quiet, Mia said.

“It’s no violence over here at all,” she said.

The other man was shot about 2 miles away at 57 Wheatland Ave. in Dorchester.

The call for that shooting came in at 6:41 p.m.

At the scene late Monday night, a Boston police van was parked on the street as ­detectives searched the front porch. Neighbors across the street declined to comment.

No further information was immediately available on ­either shooting.

Globe correspondents Melanie Dostis and Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.