Dorchester triple shooting leaves 1 dead

One man is dead and two others are injured after a shooting in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 17.

The shooting happened around 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Wales and Nightingale streets in Dorchester. Police officers responded to a call for a person shot in the area and found three men, all in their 20s, on the ground in the area.

Phillip Woods

Phillip Woods

Two men suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the hospital to be treated. A third man, Phillip Woods, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene.

One woman who lives near where the shooting occurred told the Boston Herald she woke up and found a bullet hole just inches from her window. Another woman who lives nearby told the Herald the area is not well-lit at night, which she believes is contributing to the unsafe environment for young people.

Family members set up a GoFundMe fundraiser to raise money for Woods’ funeral and other final expenses.

Police have not arrested any suspects in connection with the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Alternatively, people can leave anonymous tips by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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