At about 12:40 PM on Friday, January 22, 2021, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester), responded to a radio call for a person shot in the area of Bowdoin Avenue and Washington Street in Dorchester. On arrival, officers located an adult female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Tasjahnaya Dance, 19, of Dorchester.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.   

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner. 

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.