Police investigate shooting of 18-year-old in Dorchester

A Dorchester teenager was arraigned today on attempted murder charges after allegedly shooting an 18-year-old Dorchester man in the chest and leg Monday night, prosecutors said.

The 15-year-old, whose name is not being released because of his age, was arraigned in the juvenile session of Dorchester District Court on charges of delinquency by reason of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said in a statement.

A not-delinquent plea was entered on his behalf.

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The teen was ordered held on $500,000 bail, and will return to court Oct. 15, the statement said.

At around 8:10 p.m. Monday, police responded to a call of a person shot in the area of Corona Street, the statement said.

Officers found the 18-year-old lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, the statement said.

The victim was able to describe the shooter to police before he was transported to Boston Medical Center, the statement said.

From the description, police presented the victim with a photo array, including a picture of the defendant. The victim positively identified a picture of the 15-year-old as the shooter, the statement said.

The 15-year-old was arrested shortly afterwards in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street, the statement said.

The victim is in stable condition, the statement said.