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2 Dead In Night Of Boston Violence

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Update at 5:45 p.m.:

Boston Police have arrested Lester James, 24, of Dorchester, for the Sumner Street stabbing.


BOSTON — Two men were killed in separate incidents Monday night in Boston, authorities said.

In the first, Boston Police responded to shootings at 7 Kensington Park in Roxbury after 9 p.m. Monday, where they found two men in their 20s suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Police have confirmed that one of those men was later pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

Just after midnight, police then responded to an incident at 92 Sumner St. in Dorchester, where they found a male in his early 20s suffering from an apparent stab wound. He was later pronounced deceased.

Police have not yet released the names of the victims. No arrests have been made.

The slayings are the city's 37th and 38th of the year, according to WBUR's tally.

Police on Tuesday also released the name of Boston's 36th murder victim. Police say 34-year-old Robert McDaniel, of Framingham, was shot at the South Boston waterfront after returning from a Harbor cruise early Monday morning.

This program aired on August 23, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital manager. He occasionally reports about economic and transportation policy, social issues and politics.

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