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Man dies after daylight shooting in Dorchester; two men shot Sunday night

Investigators worked the scene of Tuesday's shooting in Dorchester.Bailey Allen

A man died following a brazen daytime shooting Monday in Dorchester that also caused delays on the MBTA commuter rail, officials said.

The shooting was reported near 215 Norwell St. at 12:06 p.m., Boston police said in a statement. Officers arriving at the scene found a man suffering a gunshot wound, police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The office of the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy, according to Sergeant Detective John Boyle, the department’s head spokesman.

If the man’s death is ruled a homicide, as is expected, it will be Boston’s 17th homicide this year, Boyle said. Last year, there were 24 homicides in the city as of July 31, police said.


Several detectives and plainclothes officers were seen taking photographs while a K-9 sniffed for evidence at the scene Monday afternoon.

One man, who asked not to be identified to protect his safety, said he saw the victim lying on the ground with bullet wounds.

Police urged anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).

Norwell Street is located near the Talbot Avenue commuter rail station.

The rail tweeted at 12:42 p.m. that a train on the Fairmount Line, which normally stops at Talbot Avenue, was delayed due to police activity in the area.

Then at 1:01 p.m., the rail tweeted that Fairmount line trains were running in both directions with “residual delays.”

Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan stressed via e-mail that the shooting did not occur on T property, adding that authorities “temporarily closed [the station] to allow for a thorough search.”

Monday’s shooting came after two men were wounded in a double shooting Sunday night in Roxbury.


Officers were called at 10:31 p.m. to the area of Washington and Roxbury streets where the victims were located and taken to an area hospital, according to Officer Kim Tavares, a department spokeswoman. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening, according to Tavares.

No arrests had been made in the Sunday double shooting as of Monday afternoon.

The double shooting capped a weekend in which Boston police seized at least six firearms during arrests in other incidents between Friday night and early Monday, according to police.

The seized firearms included a loaded .25 caliber Raven Arms P-25 handgun, a loaded 9mm firearm containing 15 rounds in the magazine, a loaded Norma 9mm Luger with one round in the chamber and 24 rounds in the magazine, a loaded Taurus G3 9x19 firearm with one round in the chamber and 11 rounds in the magazine, the department said.

Police also seized a Glock 9mm with one round in the chamber and nine rounds in the magazine during an arrest Friday night near Melnea Cass Boulevard and Albany Street, as well as a Smith & Wesson .38 Special P revolver during an arrest Monday at 2:13 a.m. in the area of Cushing Avenue and Columbia Road in Dorchester.

Globe correspondent Nick Stoico contributed to this report.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe. Bailey Allen can be reached at bailey.allen@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @baileyaallen.