A party on Helca Street in Dorchester ended in violence when three men were shot Friday night, according to Boston police.
One of the victims was transported to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with life-threatening injuries, said Officer Neva Coakley, a spokeswoman for Boston Police. The two other victims were taken to local hospitals, but were expected to survive, she said this morning. Their identities were not released.
As police cordoned off the area Friday night, large groups of young men and women poured onto nearby Adams Street. Two young women were crying, covering their faces, saying they wanted to go home.
One witness said that the party was for a young man who had died.
Coakley confirmed that the shots were a “result of a party.”
Members of the gang unit, special operations, and the canine unit responded to the scene after the initial call came in shortly before 11:30 p.m.
Charlie Sierra, who lives around the block, said he heard people yelling and went to see what was going on.
“All I’ve heard was the commotion, so I came outside,” he said. “Sad. Always with the young crowds.”
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.
In what appeared to be an unrelated incident, a man was shot near 91 Regent St. in Roxbury at about 10:30 Friday night, according to Boston police. He transported himself to Boston Medical Center.
No further information was released about his condition. If anyone has details about that shooting, they are asked to contact District 2 detectives at 617-343-4275.
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