Brewer Fountain on the Boston Common. David L. Ryan/Boston Globe, file

A man has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being shot on Boston Common Monday evening.

Dana Loder, 30, of Lynnfield fled and was later arrested, Boston police said, although he is not directly charged in the shooting.

Around 10 p.m., BPD officers patrolling the area of ​​Tremont and Winter streets heard gunshots coming from the Common. They also saw several people running in different directions, away from where the gunshots were coming from.

Officers saw Loder running away while holding the front of his waistband with both hands. Despite demands that he stop, Loder allegedly led police on a short chase. Police said they saw him throw away a gun while running. They eventually arrested him near 131 Tremont St. and recovered the firearm, officials said.

The shooting victim was found on Boston Common shortly after Loder’s arrest. They were taken to a local hospital and remained in critical condition Tuesday morning. Their identities have not been released.

Loder was scheduled to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court. He is charged with carrying a loaded firearm without a license, possession of ammunition without a license, resisting arrest and possession of crack cocaine, according to court records. Loder has a long criminal history and has previously faced gun and drug charges.

The police continue the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to contact BPD detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

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