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Woman Killed in Boston Shooting as Violent Stretch Continues; Suspect Arrested

Hours earlier, two people were injured in a shooting near a Roxbury playground

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A suspect in shooting incident in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood early Sunday that left a woman dead is now in custody, according to the Boston Police Department.

Police responded to a report of a person shot in the area of 37 Stonehurst Street in Dorchester around 3:10 a.m. At the scene, officers found the woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, identified Monday as 34-year-old Felicity Coleman of Dorchester, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect, 22-year-old Kristian Maraj of Dorchester, was arrested "without incident," according to police.

Maraj faces charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

The incident occurred following a confrontation between two people, according to neighbors.

Residents of the area who spoke with NBC10 Boston do not believe the victim was a part of that altercation and they say she does not live in this neighborhood.

Boston police as well as the medical examiner's office were at the scene Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, two people are being treated for injuries after the shooting in Roxbury Saturday night, Boston police said.

Officers received a call about 9:36 p.m. for a shooting on Copeland Street near Little Scobie Playground.

One of the victims was taken to a nearby hospital while the other went to a hospital on their own, according to police. Neither had life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the incident, and haven't given out more details, including if the suspected shooter or shooters are at large.

The shootings came as Massachusetts was observing the Fourth of July, and after several people died in shootings and a stabbing around the area in the days before the holiday.

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