‘Very concerning’: Parents worried as police search for gunman in double shooting near Boston school

BOSTON — BOSTON — Police are working to track down a gunman who opened fire near an elementary school in Boston on Monday afternoon, leaving two people injured.

Boston police responded to a shooting near 155 Talbot Ave. in Dorchester just after 3 p.m., where they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims, whose names were not released, were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Homicide detectives were spotted on the scene assisting with the investigation. Video showed several evidence markers scattered in the street near Joseph Lee K-8 School.

“It is very concerning, and it’s very annoying at the same time,” said Someca Hamler, whose child attends Joseph Lee School. “Kids can’t even go to school, go to afterschool programs, without worrying about someone shooting and they have to run. They’re too young for that. It just doesn’t make any sense.”

Boston Public Schools Superintendent Mary Skipper responded to Monday’s shooting in a statement, saying resources will be made available for students returning to class on Tuesday.

“Members of the Lee School staff acted quickly as they had been trained to do and placed the school into safe mode this afternoon to ensure the safety of students and staff. We know our young people need support now more than ever, and it’s up to all of us to create and sustain safe neighborhoods for our young people. We’re still receiving details. BPS is making resources available to the students as they process what has occurred and we will continue to collaborate with the Boston Police Department, City agencies, and community partners to address safety within our community.”

A spokesperson for Boston Public Schools told Boston 25 Tuesday morning there would be an enhanced social worker presence at the school to support any students who want to talk about what happened.

“It is a bit worrying, being a parent and having to hear about this stuff, and so close to dismissal,” said mother Angie Gutierrez. “I actually came to pick up my son at 2 o’clock, so when I heard about it a couple of hours later, it freaked me out a bit.”

There have been no arrests announced in the shooting.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

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

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