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Boston's 46th Homicide This Year Caps Unusually Violent Week

Seven people were fatally shot this week.



    Boston's 46th Homicide Caps Violent Week

    A fatal Dorchester shooting Friday night marked the city's 46th homicide this year. Another shooting hours later in Roxbury left the victim critically injured.

    (Published Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018)

    What to Know

    • An unidentified person was taken to a local hospital after being shot in the area of 20 Rockford St. in Roxbury early Saturday morning.

    • Police were still on scene this morning collecting evidence.

    • The victim reportedly had life-threatening injuries. The incident followed a week of seven deadly shootings in Boston.

    A fatal shooting in Dorchester Friday night was the city's 46th homicide this year, capping a particularly violent week that saw seven fatal shootings in the city.

    This time last year, there had been 42 homicides city-wide.

    The fatal shooting in Dorchester was followed just hours later by a shooting in Roxbury early Saturday morning that left one person with life-threatening injuries. 

    According to police, the victim in the Dorchester shooting, who was in his 30s, was shot at about 9:31 p.m. Friday night while in his car at 107 Columbia Road, near Geneva Avenue. The driver's side window was shot out.

    Emergency personnel took the victim to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Police say the suspect took off after the shooting and remains at large.

    The Roxbury shooting occured in the area of 20 Rockford St., which is a small dead-end street, around 3:30 a.m., after someone reported a person shot.

    The names of the victims in those two separate incidents have not yet been released.

    The Dorchester shooting occurred on the same day that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Police Commissioner William Gross held a press conference about shooting violence this week.

    In the past week, seven people have died in separate shootings -- a rate that is higher than normal for the city and left residents seeking answers.

    "I'm saying to myself, 'Come on, we got to do btter than this,'" said a frustrated Mayor Walsh, speaking to NBC10 Boston about the surge in violence. "And we are better than this as a city." 

    NBC10 Boston also spoke with Sen. Elizabeth Warren at her town hall Saturday, asking for her thoughts on ways to stem the violence.

    "We need more people who are willing to step up and say weapons of war should not be on our streets," she said.

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