‘Terrorized': 2 Injured When Masked Gunman Fires 19 Shots Into Dorchester Restaurant

The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening

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A shooting in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood sent two people to the hospital on Sunday night.

The call came in at 6:40 p.m., Boston police said. No arrests have been made.

You have 19 shots like this is a 1980s 'New Jack City' movie. This is crazy.

Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III

The co-owner of Billy's Texas BBQ & Pizza told the Boston Globe she was inside when a man wearing a mask fired 19 shots into the restaurant.

"I was hiding," Soula Konstantinibis told the Globe. "I can't believe it... Crazy, crazy."

No customers were inside the restaurant at the time, but she said it happened just after she had asked a group of young men to leave.

The two people who were shot suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to police. Their names were not released.

Rev. Eugene F. Rivers III, a well-known local minister, stopped by the shop on Monday to check in on the restaurant's owners.

"Last night these merchants were terrorized," he said. "You have 19 shots like this is a 1980s 'New Jack City' movie. This is crazy. I would hope that the mayor and police commissioner would send a message to the merchants of the neighborhood that they're not alone. It terrorizes all the merchants in this neighborhood."

The restaurant was open for business Monday afternoon, despite the bullet holes. Both new and longtime customers said they were shocked to hear of the violence.

"There should be more done. I think Congress should do more about the gun laws," one customer said.

The restaurant, which is located right down the street from Dorchester District Court, is a popular family-owned business and has been a staple in the neighborhood for years.

"They're good people, they don't deserve this," added another neighbor who stopped by the restaurant Monday. "Look at all the bullet holes. It's not safe, obviously."

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