1 dead, 1 hurt in Dorchester incident; report of shooting under investigation

After a vehicle crashed into a house on Fifield Street, the driver was pronounced dead and the passenger was injured. Police initially said a person had been shot, but now say they are investigating whether that's the case

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Police say one person is dead and another is injured after a car hit a house in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

Boston Police say they responded to a report of a car that crashed into a building at 24 Fifield Street at around 8:34 p.m.



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Speaking at the scene, Boston Police Deputy Superintendent Paul McLaughlin later walked back that confirmation, saying police were investigating "whether or not it was a shooting."

McLaughlin said a crash into a house was reported around 8:30 p.m.

The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene, McLaughlin said. A passenger was suffering from non-life-threatening injuries believed to be a broken leg.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene, according to McLaughlin.

No arrests have been made, police said.

No further information was immediately available.

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