Woman Dead, Man Injured in Mattapan Double Shooting

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A woman has died and a man is injured after a double shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood overnight.

The shooting broke out in the area of 106 Deering Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police were called for a person shot. When they arrived on scene, they found the woman suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. She was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

The man took himself to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover from his injuries.

The shooting broke out less than five minutes away from where three police officers were shot during a standoff with a person with a gun in Dorchester earlier Tuesday. The residential block was roped off with crime tape overnight.

The sound of gunshots startled neighbor Winston Bailey, who was watching TV when the shooting broke out.

“I came out here, I looked out at the street, I couldn’t see if anyone was on the ground," Bailey told NBC10 Boston. "The ambulance came to take away somebody. That’s all I know.”

“It’s shocking," neighbor Vanetta Watkins said. "We just moved into this complex. So, yeah, it’s really just crazy. “

Police are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470. Anonymous tips can be made by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

The Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private emotional support at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting

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