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Man Shot to Death in Boston's 16th Homicide of 2016 Identified

The victim that was killed on Saturday in Mattapan is identified. Two others were injured in two separate shootings that night.



    A man was killed in a shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, one of three separate shootings that took place overnight. (Published Sunday, June 19, 2016)

    Following a night of violence, police are investigating Boston's 16th homicide of 2016.

    The victim is identified as 31-year-old Andrew Flonory of Boston.

    Two other individuals were injured in two separate shootings took place Saturday night - the same night Flonory was killed. 

    A few candles lie on a sidewalk of Astoria Street in the Mattapan neighborhood, the beginnings of a makeshift memorial for a man gunned down and killed.

    "We had a rough night," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans. "Every homicide is too many. We have a rough two weeks."

    Flonory was one of two people shot during a family barbecue in Mattapan. Detectives spent Sunday morning interviewing neighbors, but often, information is hard to get.

    "This summer, we really have to double down on our efforts," Evans said. "We need everyone's help."

    Not long after the homicide, shootings were reported in Dorchester — one at the intersection of Ellington Street and Greenwood Street, and the other at the corner of Glenway Street and Fowler Street.

    "We have to work together come together and make sure we have a safe city," Evans said.

    Thankfully, the victims of the other shootings are expected to survive.

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