A person was shot under an overpass at the Fields Corner MBTA station this afternoon, police said.
Boston Police Officer Rachel McGuire, a department spokeswoman, said the male victim was shot at about 3:20 p.m. and taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered life threatening.
McGuire said she did not have the victim’s age and could not confirm whether he is a juvenile or an adult.
Boston and Transit Police were investigating by the overpass, which is located behind an entrance to the train station. It was sealed off with yellow police tape.
Reverend Eugene Rivers, a prominent local minister who works with city youth, also spoke with officers at the scene.
He told a reporter that today’s shooting follows an incident yesterday on nearby Bournside Street, when a 14-year-old boy who attends a private school was shot at by a group of youths as he walked home.
The teenager was not struck by gunfire, and the incident was not related to today’s shooting, Rivers said.
Still, he added, “This is dangerous.” The crime scene was relatively clear at about 4:30 p.m., as the busway that passes by the shooting was open to traffic, and patrons came and went from the station freely.