November 23, 2020

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Man crashes car after being shot in Dorchester, has life-threatening injuries

A man was shot on a Dorchester side street and then drove about a half mile before crashing at a major intersection Tuesday night, Boston police said.

The man was removed from the vehicle and rushed to an undisclosed hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Shandra Pinto a department spokeswoman.

Police said they received multiple 911 calls and a Shotspotter report of gunfire about 9:27 p.m. Tuesday near 81 Kingsdale St. And a few minutes later, police were called to a motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Blue Hill and Talbot avenues, which is about a half mile from the Kingsdale Street crime scene.

A juvenile was taken into custody on illegal gun charges, but their connection to the shooting – if there is one – is under investigation by detectives, Pinto said.

No other arrests have been made, she said.

No further information is currently available.


John R. Ellement can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.

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