Boston police investigating after 5 people shot, including 2 juveniles, in Dorchester

BOSTON — Boston police are investigating a shooting that left five people injured, including two juveniles, in Dorchester on Sunday night.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of 50 Ames Street near the Franklin Field housing community around 8:30 p.m. and found several people shot.

Police said that all five victims were transported to local hospitals with injuries.

In a press conference, Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said two of the shooting victims were juveniles and that one of the children had life-threatening injuries.

A Boston 25 source confirmed an 11-year-old and a 15-year-old were among the victims who were shot.

Neighbors told Boston 25 that kids were playing in the area at the time of the shooting.

Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden, Mayor Michelle Wu, and other city leaders also responded to the scene late Sunday night.

“I am angry, I am upset as a mom, as someone who has been working with all of our teams to make sure that we can do everything possible to create opportunities in our city,” said Boston Mayor Michelle Wu. “There still are reminders and the trauma that these families and our community are going to face that ripple out.”

Authorities asking the public for help in locating the shooting suspect.

No additional information was immediately available.

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

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