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BPD investigate a shooting on West Fifth Street

On Wednesday, April 9th, Boston police responded to a call for a person shot on West Fifth Street at 7:56pm.  According to BPD news, “officers from District C-6 (South Boston) responded to a call for a person shot in the area of W. 5th and Dorchester Streets. On arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to the Boston Medical Center where he was later pronounced deceased.”

UPDATE: According to the Boston police, the victim has been identified at Joel Leon, 19, of Milton.

Police are actively investigating the incident.  Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation anonymously.


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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.