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17-Year-Old Killed, 3 Hurt in Shooting Near School in Boston's Dorchester Neighborhood

There have been no arrests after the shooting outside Burke High School in Dorchester

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    A teenager is dead and three other people were injured in a shooting near a school in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. (Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016)

    A 17-year-old boy is dead and three other people are injured after a shooting outside a high school in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

    Boston Police confirm the teenager, a student of the Jeremiah E. Burke High School, was shot to death. Two other students and a 67-year-old woman were also shot, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    Law enforcement sources tell necn they believe the shooting was gang-related.

    "There are way too many guns in the hands of young kids," Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said Wednesday afternoon. "We need everybody's help to get the guns off the street."

    BPD Head on Death of Teen: 'Too Many Guns'

    [NECN] Boston Police Commissioner William Evans on Death of Teen: 'Too Many Guns'
    A teenager is dead and three other people were injured in a shooting near a school in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. (Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016)

    "This is certainly a very sad situation," echoed Mayor Marty Walsh. "The victim is too young to be gunned down in the middle of the day."

    Burke High School and three other schools in the area were locked down, but those lockdowns have all been lifted.

    No arrests have been made. Evans said police would be canvassing the area and looking at surveillance footage.

    "We need the public's help," Evans said. "There were a lot of people out, we need them to step up."

    Shooting in Boston's Dorchester Neighborhood

    [NECN] Shooting in Boston's Dorchester Neighborhood
    Schools in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood were placed in safe mode after a shooting nearby on Wednesday afternoon. (Published Wednesday, June 8, 2016)

    The Suffolk County District Attorney's Office is assisting in the investigation and noted that witness protection was available if needed.

    Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police at (617) 343-4470.

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