One man was killed and two others wounded in a barrage of gunfire on Park Street in Dorchester Monday night, Boston police said.
One man was pronounced dead at the scene at 236 Park St. near Geneva Avenue and two other men were rushed to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, police said.
Witnesses said they heard 10 shots about 10:10 p.m. One resident said two bullets flew past him while he was inside his home and lodged in a wall.
It was the second homicide in the area in less than a week. A 20-year-old man was shot to death at a hair salon on Geneva Avenue Thursday night around 7 p.m. in what police are calling a targeted shooting.
Police said Monday night’s shooting occurred near Park and Marlowe streets and the man who died collapsed in front of a building on Park Street. That building is believed to be a rooming house, and authorities believe two of the victims might live there.
Police Superintendent William Evans said Monday night that officers were patrolling the area on Dakota Street when they heard the shots and responded to the scene.
“They were here within a minute,” Evans said Monday night at the scene.
He said police have not determined whether the triple shooting is linked to any other shootings in the city.
Earlier Monday, a young man between 17 and 20 years old was shot in the upper body in a courtyard at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Humboldt Avenue.
The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center in critical condition.
The Park Street homicide is the 41st murder in Boston this year, compared with 45 murders at this time last year.