Boston Police are investigating the death of a man shot and killed just after midnight Tuesday on Shepton Street in Dorchester.
At around 12:15 a.m. police responded to 15 Shepton St. for a report of shots fired in the area. Officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Police reportedly recovered eight shell casings from the scene.
The victim was a 21-year-old black man, according to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. He is known to police and had a violent criminal record, Evans said.
Police are actively investigating the case and ask anyone with information to call detectives at 617-343-4470. People can leave anonymous tips on the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27643).