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Five shot in Dorchester as Boston police, mayor seek community help

Police are appealing for the public’s help after five people, including four “young adults”, including an 11-year-old, were shot at a party in Dorchester late last night.

Mayor Michelle Wu and Police Superintendent Felipe Colon spoke to the media at the scene shortly before midnight.

“We really need the public’s help here,” Colon said, saying police would take anonymous or other tips.

He said the five shot all have non-life threatening injuries. The shooter opened fire on Greenwood Street near the corner of Ellington Street, police said. One of the victims is an 11-year-old youth.

The gunman “fired into the group,” Colon added several shots were fired.

“It’s terrible to be here tonight … we still feel the horror of violence interrupting the family gathering,” the mayor said, adding that there was “still work to be done” in the city. She reiterated her anguish over the shooting in Spanish.

“Our tram teams are on site,” Wu added.

Colon said the shooting happened at a gathering outside. There have been arrests.

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