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Dorchester Man In Custody For Fatal Double Shooting In Jamaica Plain

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Boston police say 28-year-old Wilvin Guity of Dorchester was arrested Saturday and was charged with two counts of murder.

Police say Guity shot and killed 23-year-old Christopher Joyce and 58-year-old Clayborn Blair earlier this month at a public housing complex in Jamaica Plain.

The arrest came more than a week after the two shootings, which marked the 17th and 18th murders in Boston this year.

"While there are no words to lessen the pain or sense of loss being felt by the family and friends of Chris and Clayborn, it is my humble hope that word of today’s arrest will provide for them some small measure of comfort and closure," said Boston Police Commissioner William Evans on Saturday.

Joyce was a Salem State University student set to graduate this semester, and Blair was a father of three.

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