BOSTON – A teenager is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the head while running from police, according to WBZ-TV I-Team sources.
Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said officers were called to Washington Street and Melville Avenue in Dorchester around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday for a report of shots fired.
Sources told the I-Team that police saw a group of teens on scooters shoot at another group of kids on the street. When officers started chasing the scooter group, one teen crashed and started running with a gun in his hand. That gun accidentally went off and the teen was shot in the head. Police arrested three other teens who were involved in the shooting.
"We have now, in two days, two shootings in broad daylight," Hayden said Wednesday. "One right before graduation at Charlestown High School, and here today right in the center of Codman Square. This has got to be a concern for everyone in the society that this is going on."
For neighbors returning from work to find yellow tape and a significant police investigation, it was a concern.
"Big problem. It makes me sad," one told WBZ-TV.
"Aren't you sick of it? It's everywhere," another neighbor said. "I never realized how many people have guns. Mother of God!"
No other information is available at this point in the investigation.
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