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2 Teenagers Arrested In Fatal Dorchester Shooting

A teenager was shot and killed in Dorchester on Wednesday morning, police say.

Boston police say they responded to a report of shots fired just before noon near 6 Cameron St., where they located Kareem Garnett, Jr., 18, suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

At the scene, police officers arrested a 16-year-old boy with a gun in the area, charging him with delinquent "to wit; unlawful possession of a firearm, ammunition, and possession of a loaded firearm."

Later that night, they arrested a 17-year-old from Dorchester. He was charged as a delinquent "to wit; manslaughter, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling."

The incident remains under investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the department's homicide detectives or the anonymous CrimeStoppers tip line.

Police also urge anyone impacted by community violence to call the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team at 617-431-0125 or visit

Laney Ruckstuhl Twitter Digital Producer
Laney Ruckstuhl is a freelance digital producer.


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