At about 8:23 PM on Thursday, August 19, 2021, Youth Violence Strike Force members recovered a loaded firearm at  117 Centre Street, Dorchester, MA, at Wainwright Playground.

Officers from the Youth Violence Strike Force were on patrol in the area of Wainwright Park when they encountered a large group of individuals in the playground area.  As Officers spoke with the group, other members of the Youth Violence Strike Force searched the playground area and located a discarded firearm.

The firearm was determined to be a Black SCCY 9mm, with one (1) live round in the chamber and eleven (11) rounds in the magazine.

Detectives are actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident.  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.