4 men shot in Dorchester, BPD officers apply tourniquets to victims

BOSTON — Boston Police officers used the lifesaving measure of applying tourniquets to two of four gunshot victims in Dorchester on Saturday, police said.

The brazen daytime shootings that injured four men occurred in the area of Cameron Street.

Police said all of the victims suffered injuries that were later deemed non-life-threatening.

Boston Police praised the officers for moving quickly to administer first aid to the victims when they got on scene.

Police say using the tourniquets--which are used in emergencies to apply pressure to a limb or extremity in order to limit, but not stop, the flow of blood--helped save the lives of the victims who were assisted.

Yellow police tape, along with evidence markers on the ground, could be seen on Tovar Street at Bowdoin.

No arrests have been made.

Saturday’s shooting occurred hours after another Dorchester shooting on Friday night that left two people with gunshot wounds.

That shooting occurred near Dudley and East Cottage streets, in the area of 571 Dudley St., and also on Brook Avenue.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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