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Boston Man Killed in Norwood Drive-By Shooting

Neighbors said they heard between six and eight gunshots

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A Boston man who was shot multiple times outside of a car in a drive-by-shooting in Norwood, Massachusetts, has died, police said.

Shakim Lewis-Johnson, 28 of Hyde Park, was leaving a friend's house on Sturtevant Avenue around 5 p.m. Sunday when he was shot.

Norwood police found Lewis-Johnson alive at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital but did not survive emergency surgery, the Norfolk District Attorney's office said Monday.

Neighbors said they were watching the New England Patriots game and heard between six and eight gunshots. They said they initially thought it was just fireworks.

One neighbor said they saw a male victim laying in the street.

“Typically we don’t have many shootings here," Norwood Police Chief William G. Brooks III said. "You can see this is a nice quiet neighborhood, hard working people, and obviously they’re disturbed by what’s occurred here. Sorry they had to go through this and this happened.”

Initial investigation suggests that the shooter left the scene. The public is not at risk, officials said.

“We are working closely with Chief William Brooks and the Norwood Police department,” District Attorney Morrissey said. 

Norwood Police detectives and Massachusetts State Police homicide detectives attached to Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey’s office investigated through the night and the investigation remains ongoing. The Crime Scene Services Section of the Massachusetts State Police processed the scene last evening.

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