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1 Dead After 3 Overnight Shootings in Boston, Police Say

Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made

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Boston police said Saturday they are investigating three separate shootings that happened overnight, one of which was fatal.

Police said the first shooting happened at about 10:15 p.m. in Hyde Park on River Street. Officers found one person shot and the male victim, whose age wasn't given, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The victim is expected to survive, according to police.

Officers were then called to the corner of Kingston and Bedford streets in downtown Boston, near the Financial District, for reports of shots fired around 2:45 a.m. Police said ballistics were recovered but no further information was provided.

At around 3:15 a.m., officers responded to a report of a shooting on Almont Street in Mattapan. Police said they found a man who had been shot. He was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

The victim who died was identified Friday as 39-year-old Edgar Matthews of Mattapan.

Investigations are ongoing, according to police, and no arrests have been made.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding the fatal Mattapan shooting and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470 or call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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