Teenager shot and killed near playground on Ellington Street in Dorchester – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) — A teenager died after shots were fired Wednesday night in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Boston police said the shooting happened in the 28 Ellington Street area near a playground shortly before 7:25 p.m.

Neighbors in the area told 7NEWS they heard several shots before they saw someone running from the scene.

“I had just seen the boy get his chest pumped,” one woman told 7NEWS. “I didn’t actually see the shooting – I heard it and then I saw them doing chest compressions, then the ambulance, (with) them putting it in. That was it.”

No arrests have yet been made as police and detectives continue to sweep the area for evidence.

At a press conference, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu and Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden condemned the violence, with Wu telling reporters she was deeply devastated.

“When we see the loss of a life, especially a young child, we are all robbed of the potential, of the life that was before that youngster,” she said.

“We need to get our hands on the guns that are on our street and in the hands of our young people, so that hopefully we don’t experience another one,” Hayden added.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Boston police.

It’s a developing story; stay with 7NEWS live and online for the latest updates.

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