(NECN: Scot Yount - Boston) - Churchgoers at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church on Seaver Street in Dorchester, Mass., are attending their previously-scheduled services.
They are clearly shocked at the shooting of a 13-year-old boy, who is clinging to life at Boston Medical Center.
The boy, whom police have not identified, was walking to choir practice on Friday night and was just two blocks from arriving when he was shot at just after 7 p.m.
According to Boston Police, he was walking alone when someone shot him.
The 911 call was for a single shot, but police wouldn't elaborate on how many times the boy was shot, or where.
"This is an innocent young man walking to church from his home to meet his family, and he was shot in the street,” said Boston Police Superintendent Kevin Buckley. “We don't have any indication if it is gang initiation at this point. … We're interested in a grey vehicle. If anybody had seen a grey vehicle in the area … but beyond that, we have no further information.”
At last report, the boy had undergone surgery at Boston Medical Center. Reportedly, his mother and family are there, and his condition is grave.