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BPD seeking SUV in connection with Dorchester shooting

Boston police want to speak with the driver of a maroon SUV spotted near the scene of a shooting on Sunday night in Dorchester that left a young man with serious injuries.

In a statement, police said a maroon Honda Pilot was seen in the area of Washington Street and Talbot Avenue, where the victim, a man in his late teens to early 20s, was shot just after 10:10 p.m. He was rushed to a local hospital with injuries “considered to be non-life-threatening at this time,” police said Monday.

“The vehicle was occupied by two males and two females and was observed in the area at the time of the incident,” the statement said. “The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call District C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335.”

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At the crime scene on Sunday night, Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross said the shooter fired into a crowd from inside a maroon or red late-model SUV with silver running boards.

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He issued an impassioned plea for the public to provide information.

“These are somebody’s children or relatives that are firing the shots, so it’s going to take the entire village to come together and to stop the senseless violence,” Gross told reporters.

Jennifer Washington, 42, who lives near the crime scene, said Sunday night that violence in the neighborhood makes her worry for her own children’s safety.

“It’s sad,” Washington said. “I’m glad they don’t hang out here no more.”

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Tipsters can also contact the Police Department anonymously at 800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to 27463.

“The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner,” the statement said.

Globe correspondent Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.