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18-Year-Old Killed in Dorchester Shooting, Boston Police Say

The victim has been identified by Boston police as 18-year-old Michael Collins Jr., of Dorchester

A young man was fatally wounded late Friday night when he was shot in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood, police said.

Boston police confirmed that officers responded to an area near Harvard Street around 11:18 p.m. and found a man with life-threatening injuries from multiple gunshot wounds. He was rushed from Franklin Hill Avenue and Shandon Road, near Franklin Park, to a hospital but was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

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Officers were on scene investigating what happened, and that investigation remains ongoing.

Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Michael Collins, Jr., of Dorchester. They didn't say if anyone was suspected in the killing.

Anyone with information is urged to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Anonymous tips can be called into the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texted to CRIME (27463).

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