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9-year-old, 2 adults shot in Mattapan

A 9-year-old girl was found shot last night inside a Mattapan three-decker, where a party had been taking place, and two teenagers were found shot outside the building on Wilmore Street, according to Boston police.

"They are expected to survive," Superintendent Bruce Holloway said at the scene around 12:30 a.m. today.

After receiving a call about a gunshot, police arrived at 11 Wilmore St. and found the girl inside the gray and white three-decker where a "party had been going on," Holloway said. After searching the area, police found the two wounded teens, he said.

Two victims were taken Boston Medical Center and one to Brigham and Women's Hospital. All three were in serious but stable condition.

No names were released.

Neighbors, clearly agitated, gathered on porches and in front of the three-decker houses as police scoured the area. Dozens of marked and unmarked police cruisers were at the scene. A canine unit arrived and entered the three-decker for a short time, leaving about 11:45.

Boston police Commissioner Edward F. Davis arrived on the scene just before 11:30 p.m. and spoke with investigators.

He gave a brief statement to reporters confirming the shootings, but said he had no details. "It's hard to tell right now," he said.

Superintendent Robert P. Dunford was also at the scene.

The triple-decker backs up to a construction site where the new Mattapan library branch will built.

Police blockaded both ends of Wilmore street, which lies between Norfolk Street and Blue Hill Avenue, as they investigated into the early morning.

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