Two people hospitalized after being shot in Dorchester

Two people were shot in Dorchester outside an apartment building on Msgr. Patrick J. Lydon Way on Sunday night around 8 p.m., Boston Police said.

Both victims were transported to Boston Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, but no other information could be provided, police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Grant said.

There were two bullet holes in the glass entryway of the apartment building where the shooting happened, and there was blood on the building’s front steps and part of the sidewalk.

Police cleared the scene by about 9 p.m.

A resident who declined to give her name at the scene said she heard several gun shots from her apartment across the street. She said there had been a barbecue in front of the apartment building earlier Sunday afternoon, with several adults and several children in attendance.


After the shooting, grilling supplies — including a small grill, cooked chicken wings, and half-eaten hot dogs and hamburgers — were left abandoned in front of the apartment building, along with some children’s items, including Play-Doh containers and a kids-sized “Dora the Explorer’’ table.

The shooting at 14 Msgr. Patrick J. Lydon Way is the second within seven months on the same street. A Dorchester resident, John Graham, was charged last December for allegedly shooting two men at 29-32 Msgr. Patrick J. Lydon Way after they refused to empty their pockets in late October.

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