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Shots Fired Near Boston Pool During Funeral Service; No Injuries

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Authorities say shots were fired during a funeral service near a Boston city pool.

Police were called to the Melnea A. Cass Recreational Complex in Roxbury Monday afternoon. A witness said he saw two men firing shots while standing in an intersection. Police say no one was injured.

Mayor Marty Walsh said 10 shots were fired during the Monday incident.

Family members say the procession was for 20-year-old Angel Oller, who was one of two men shot and killed in Roxbury last week.

The Monday incident happened shortly before Walsh, police and local clergy met to discuss the recent rise in violence.

Walsh told reporters after that every night for the next two weeks, authorities will walk the streets of areas most affected by crimes.

"This isn't a police issue only," he said. "This is a community issue. This is an issue where we need to work together."

While there has been an increase in shootings this year, compared with last year, officials say homicides are down, according to police statistics.

With reporting by The Associated Press and the WBUR Newsroom

This article was originally published on August 18, 2015.


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