Deadly Mattapan shooting marks latest violence in Boston over July 4 weekend

Police were investigating four shootings across multiple neighborhoods in Boston on Friday, two of which were deadly

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One person is dead and another injured after a shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood, police said Friday, the latest in a spat of violence over the Fourth of July weekend.

The shooting happened at about 12:23 p.m. on Donwood Terrace at Gladeside Street, according to Boston police. When first responders arrived they found a man and a woman suffering gunshot wounds.



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Both victims were rushed to the hospital, where the man was pronounced dead. The woman's injuries are not life-threatening, according to police.

Several incidents of violence across Boston are under investigation.

Investigators do not believe this was a random attack.

There were several other shootings across the city in the last 24 hours, including one that killed a man in Roxbury in the early morning hours Friday.

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Police investigate a deadly shooting on Shawmut Avenue near Ramsey Park shortly after 1:30 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024.
Fourth of July festivities were interrupted by violence in Boston. Multiple shootings are now under investigation, and one of them is deadly.

Injuries were also reported in shootings in Jamaica Plain and Dorchester, all within 12 hours of each other. All of the incidents remain under investigation.

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Three people were shot on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain in the early morning hours of July 5, 2024.
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A man has life-threatening injuries after a shooting on Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester on July 5, 2024.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu called the violence across the city unacceptable" and said officials are working to provide answers in each case.

"My heart is with those who are recovering and those who are who are grieving today," Wu said.

She noted that historically it is a time of year when violence goes up, and said the city's team had held planning meetings to try to identify areas that are more likely to experience problems in hopes of preventing it.

"We don’t judge our success by just watching some numbers and statistics and it’s really about the impact on communities," Wu said.

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