Man shot in Dorchester; police hunt for suspects

Police investigated on Mercier Avenue this afternoon.
Police investigated on Mercier Avenue this afternoon. –Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

A man was shot in Dorchester this afternoon near the Wilson Middle School schoolyard, police said.

Police are hunting for two suspects seen running from the 3:30 p.m. shooting scene on Croftland Avenue.

The victim was shot in the chest and rushed to Boston Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Police closed off a section of Mercier Avenue and were canvassing the area, interviewing witnesses.

No further information was immediately available.

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