1 Dead After Triple Shooting in Roxbury, Boston Police Say

No arrests have been made so far, and Boston police are asking for the community's help

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A man was killed and two others hurt in a shooting in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood Friday evening, the city's police commissioner said.

Police are investigating the shooting, which was reported about 7:45 p.m. on Hammond Street near Westminster Street.

Responding officers found three men suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. All three were taken to local area hospitals. Two had non-life threatening injuries, and one man had life-threatening injuries, police said.

The victim with life-threatening injuries later died. Police identified him Sunday as Dennis Mejia, 43, of Boston.

No arrests have been made.

“We’re canvassing. We’re looking for witnesses [and] any video footage, so, once again, we’re asking the community to help us out,” Boston police Commissioner William Gross said.

At the same news conference, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins noted that the shooting took place in a community, with children around.

“This is right around dinnertime that this happened — a brazen shooting where three individuals were shot,” she said.


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People in the neighborhood said they heard gun shots.

Police aren't sure if the victims knew each other. The shooting remains under investigation.

The Boston Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470. 

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