A man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Dorchester on Saturday night, Boston police said.
They did not immediately reveal the suspected shooter's name, but did say the man is being charged with assault with intent to murder. He's due in Dorchester District Court on Tuesday.
The victim was rushed to a hospital with life-threatening injuries following the shooting on Ellington Street around 7:36 p.m. Saturday. The man remained in critical condition Sunday, police said.
A car was towed from the scene as evidence, and police dogs were there helping with the investigation.
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The community has been calling on the city to address gun violence.
“The blood that stains the ground where he was shot is a poignant reminder of the persistent violence in some of the city's most violent neighborhoods,” said Rev. Kevin Peterson, founder of The New Democracy Coalition.
“We still feel that what the city is doing around violence within particular communities and Black neighborhoods in Boston is not enough. There needs to be a clear public safety plan that plan needs to be communicated to the community so that there is a sense of safety," Peterson said.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.