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Police Identify Teen Fatally Shot In East Boston

Boston police have identified the male victim fatally shot in East Boston Sunday as 16-year-old Christofer Perez-De la Cruz, officials said in a statement released Tuesday.

The shooting death was the city's first homicide of 2016.

As we reported previously, Boston police officials said officers found the teen with apparent gunshot wounds near 144 Falcon St. in East Boston on Sunday at 1:36 a.m. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No arrests have been made, and the Boston Police Department is continuing to investigate the shooting. Officers are asking anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 617-343-4470.

This is the third teen killed in East Boston in just over the past four months. The first was a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed at Constitution Beach on Labor Day morning. The second was also a 15-year-old boy. He was stabbed near Trenton Street later in September.

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