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Two people shot at Woodrow Avenue and Lauriat Street in Dorchester, Boston police say

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Two people were shot in Dorchester early Wednesday night, Boston police said. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Lauriat Street around 6:30 p.m., said Officer Neva Coakley, a police spokeswoman. The extent of the injuries was not immediately known, but homicide detectives were dispatched to the scene, a sign that police fear the injuries could be life-threatening for at least one of the wounded. The shooting is under investigation.

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