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Boston Police Say 2 Fatal Shootings — In Dorchester And Roxbury — Are Likely Gang Related

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Boston police say two fatal shootings this weekend both appear to be gang related.

But Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman, said Saturday's shootings does not appear to be linked to each other.

Police say a man in his 20s was was shot in Dorchester at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday near 2 Bentham Road. They say the victim walked into a hospital suffering from gunshot wounds and later died after being transferred to another hospital.

The second victim was shot in Roxbury just after 10 a.m. Saturday in the area of 36 Nazing St. Police say that man, who is also believed to be in his 20s, was sitting in his car and suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

That shooting occurred near a makeshift memorial for an Oct. 19 fatal shooting.

With additional reporting from the WBUR Newsroom

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