1 Dead in Dorchester, Police Investigation Underway

Police have not said if they are looking for a suspect

Police are investigating after a man was killed in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood on Wednesday.

Numerous police vehicles and investigators were observed in the area of 66 Milton Ave. on Wednesday morning, with crime scene tape blocking the street.

Boston police Superintendent Paul Donovan said police received a call around 10:05 a.m. for a person shot.

"On arrival, police found an inside scene. They found an adult male with wounds," said Donovan.

Boston EMS responded and declared the man dead at the scene. He was identified Thursday as 24-year-old Donell Davis of Boston.

Police were looking Wednesday for surveillance video from a nearby house.

"I've been living here four years," said one neighbor. "It is quiet. I always walk up and down here. No problem."

TechBoston Academy, which is located nearby, was not impacted and students were released as scheduled. Wednesday was an early dismissal day.

Parents, however, were concerned that children would see the crime scene.

"School is about to be out soon and they're about to walk past all this and I know kids walk up this street," said Lia Dubose of Dorchester. "So they're going to see that and they're going to question what's going on. It's something they shouldn't see coming out of school."

Donovan described the investigation as "active and ongoing." He would not say if police are looking for a suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to call 1-800-494-TIPS or the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.

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