Three teenagers were shot after a house party turned violent in Dorchester on Saturday. Boston police said they are expected to survive.
According to police, calls came in for a large fight after the party was broken up on Dakota Street around 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 19-year-old man and two 16-year-olds, a boy and a girl, who'd been shot.
The victims, whose names have not been released, were taken to area hospitals after Boston Police responded. Both male victims were transported via EMS to hospitals, while the girl was taken to a hospital by family members, police said.
No arrests had been made as of Sunday morning, according to police. The circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation, police said.
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Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden released a statement Sunday, expressing his concern that the rising level of multiple-person shootings in Boston could usher in a “generational calamity” for young inner-city residents.
“This crisis can’t be measured simply by fatalities. Every shooting wounds us as a society, whether someone gets hit or not. The young people involved in this violence, including the ones doing the shootings, are skewing their life paths," Hayden said. "This has to be seen for the immediate public safety—and generational threat—that it is.”