Three Shot in Boston Only Hours Apart

Authorities continue to investigate three separate shootings in Boston that left some victims critically injured Monday night.

Police initally responded to two shootings, with one victim in Mattapan and another in the South End taken to area hospitals with critical injuries.

The shootings occurred on a dead-end street near 430 River St. in Mattapan and at the corner of Tremont and Aguadilla Streets in the South End.

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The Boston Globe reports:

A 25-year-old man was shot multiple times on a dead-end street off of River Street in Mattapan around 7:30 p.m., authorities said.

The unidentified victim was taken to Boston Medical Center and was in critical condition, said EMS spokesman John Gill.

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Around 9:10 p.m., an unidentified man in his 30s was shot in a bustling commercial district in the South End, officials said.

Authorities elaborated on the first victim’s condition, according to The Boston Globe:

"He was actually talking when he left," Deputy Superintendent John Brown of the Boston police said. "God willing, he'll be all right."

NECN reported that the second victim was 37, and was hit when the shooter fired into a crowd of people. The victim is in “critical-but-stable condition” at Boston Medical Center.

In a third incident, a teenager walked into Boston Children’s Hospital at 7:30 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the ankle, according to The Boston Globe. At this time, authorities do not believe the three shootings were related.

Police continue to investigate the cases.