Police in Boston responded to an early morning shooting in Dorchester in which three people were shot, two fatally, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirmed.
Boston police have identified the two men killed in the shooting as Tefan Ivy, 32, of Brockton and Jermaine Daye, 23, of Randolph. The third man shot is expected to survive, Boston police said in a news release Tuesday.
A woman told NBC10 Boston that one of her loved ones was Ivy, a former U.S. Marine and father of a 4-year-old girl. The woman said that she and her daughter had to come by the scene on Melbourne Street to identify one of the victims.
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Police first received a call shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday.
"I look outside and I see a lot of people running everywhere. More than 100 people," said Luis Perez, a resident of the neighborhood who was woken up by the gunshots.
A man who was at a party a few houses down on the street told NBC10 Boston that he heard the gun shots and jumped a fence and ran away as soon as he did.
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"It was like rapid fire," he said. "Boom boom… my instinct just kicked in and I was like, get out of here."
A man who lives next door to where the shooting occurred says that he was struck by a stray bullet.
"It went through the wall and hit something, and then it hit my ankle," said Ryan Diauto, who was grazed by one of the bullets from inside. "I thought it was a piece of woodchip, but when I looked down at the ground, it was - a bullet was on the ground."
One victim was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A second victim was transported to an area hospital and died, police said, while a third victim had non-life threatening injuries, according to police.
"The shooting earlier this morning in Dorchester is yet another deadly reminder of the perils to our neighborhoods when too many guns are in the hands of too many people willing to pull the trigger anywhere and anytime," Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said in a statement. "Boston police and my office are doing everything possible to address gun violence but, as I’ve said again and again, the approach must include all of society."
Police said Tuesday that the shooting remains under investigation and that anyone with information should get in touch with authorities.