Gunshots reported near scene of Dorchester slaying

Neighbors say house, cars hit days after attack

At least one person strafed a house and parked cars with gunfire early Monday in Dorchester near the scene of a fatal shooting last week, neighbors said.

On Monday afternoon, neighbors reported hearing more than 20 gunshots at about 5:30 a.m. near the corner of Quincefield and Wendover streets. Several apparent bullet holes were visible on the side of a large multifamily residence at 12-14 Quincefield St. in the afternoon, and a marked Boston police cruiser was parked nearby.

In addition, bullet holes were visible on the exterior of at least two vehicles parked near the side of the home. Boston police motorcycle units were also patrolling the neighborhood.


A Boston police spokesman said officers responded to the area of 48 Wendover Str., which is located around the corner from the Quincefield Street home, at about 5:45 a.m. to investigate a report of shots fired. Nobody was believed to have been struck by the gunfire.

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The early morning barrage came after the fatal shooting last Wednesday afternoon of Shannon D. Richardson Jr., 25, who prosecutors say was shot while walking down a pathway from Humphreys Street toward Dudley Street.

Richardson fled to a store in the 700 block of Dudley Street, where he collapsed.

It was not immediately clear whether the gunfire Monday was connected to Richardson’s slaying. The intersection of Quincefield and Wendover streets is a short walk from where Richardson was gunned down.

Residents said the area, near Uphams Corner, is plagued by violence.


“This has been going on for as long as I can remember,” said Andre Monteiro, 35, who said he has lived in the house struck by gunfire Monday for more than a decade.

A neighbor, who would give only her first name, Roz, said she has seen four people murdered on Wendover Street in the past 14 years and has contemplated selling her home.

“But that’s giving up, and I don’t want to give up,” she said.

Peter Carvalho, 25, of Dorchester, last week pleaded not guilty to charges of murdering Richardson. He is being held without bail.

Separately on Monday, Boston police announced the arrest of another Dorchester man on weapons charges.


Alvin Dorsey, 28, was arrested Sunday night on charges including unlawful possession of a firearm and being an armed career criminal, police said. He is slated to be arraigned Tuesday in Roxbury District Court.

Evan Allen of the Globe staff contributed to this report. Travis Andersen
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