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Boston Police Investigating 2 Murders, Just Hours Apart

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Police say they are investigating two overnight shootings in Boston that resulted in the deaths of two men.

An employee of the Fabian Gas Station at 528 Washington St. in Dorchester was shot around 11:35 p.m. Saturday, police said. Officers on patrol responded to the sound of gunfire and found the employee, a man in his early 60s, suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Police say they arrested a suspect, 21-year-old Kevin Williams, of Dorchester, and are charging him with assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and attempted robbery.

Williams allegedly approached the victim in an attempt to rob the store, police said. He was located and arrested nearby shortly after the shooting. Williams will be arraigned in Dorchester District Court.

A few hours later at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a call that a person was shot near 18 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan. Upon arrival, they located a man in his early 40s suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Police are asking anyone with information about the Sunday morning shooting to contact the Homicide Detectives unit at 617-343-4470 or the Crime Stoppers tip line.

Both incidents remain under investigation.

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