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Former Brockton Basketball Star Killed in Shooting



    Victim IDd in Deadly Brockton Shooting

    Officials have identified the man shot dead in Brockton, Massachusetts, Thursday night.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    A former Brockton, Massachusetts, basketball star was shot dead Thursday night. 

    The body of 26-year-old Henry Vargas, of Brockton, was found in a car on Albert Street around 11 p.m. 

    Vargas was a start basketball player for Brockton High School.

    Another male victim was injured and taken to Brockton Hospital.

    A neighbor who asked us not to identify him says he heard the shots ring out.

    The windows of a Jeep were blown out by gunfire. That Jeep sideswiped the man's car.

    "I heard many shots. I heard 8-10 shots," he said.

    There was also another crime scene on nearby Louis Street. That is the spot where a man and woman were taken in by police.

    There is no word from the DA's office about that scene and how it may be connected.

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