By Anne Pittman –

Friday night at 7:40 p.m. Boston Police responded to an area of American Legion Highway in Mattapan for a person who was shot.

Upon arrival officers located one individual who had been shot and suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound.

That victim was taken to an area hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Boston Police Homicide Detectives are investigating this shooting death and anyone with information can call (617) 343-4470.