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PD: 1 Killed in Shooting in Boston's Dorchester Neighborhood



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    Boston police say a fatal shooting happened Sunday before 6 p.m. at Washington and Kenwood streets.

    (Published Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018)

    One person has died following a shooting at an apartment complex in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

    Boston police say the shooting happened Sunday before 6 p.m. at Washington and Kenwood streets.

    The male victim, who has not been identified, was found with gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

    Moises Pinet and his young daughter walked out of their apartment and straight into a crime scene.

    "It was horrible, especially for my daughter to see something like that," he said.

    One couple we spoke to is desperately trying to reconnect with their friend, who lives at the complex. They're unsure if he is the victim of the shooting, but cannot get inside the building due to the police investigation.

    No arrests have been made and the shooting remains under investigation.

    The shooting continues a string of violence within the city. This is now Boston's fourth homicide of the year.

    On Saturday, two brothers were shot inside a car outside of a Dorchester restaurant. One of the brothers, identified by his mother as 25-year-old Jamal Bannister, was killed in the shooting. 

    The other brother was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

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    On Thursday police responded to multiple separate shootings in which two people were killed.

    The first happened around 1:45 p.m. on Whittier Street in Roxbury.

    They found a male victim in his early 20s with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police said the shooting was not random.

    The second shooting happened around 2:20 p.m. in Dorchester, police said, in the parking lot of a Burger King at the intersection of Columbia Road and Washington Street.

    One victim's injuries were not considered life-threatening. The other victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died, authorities confirmed.

    Later in the evening, police said two more people were shot in the 500 block of Warren Street in Roxbury. Both victims' injuries are not considered life-threatening.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact police at the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word 'TIP' to CRIME (27463).

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