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7 people shot, 1 fatally, in Boston overnight

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 18, 2013 02:48 PM

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(Matt Rocheleau for Boston.com)

A makeshift shrine was set up outside 237 Dudley St. Thursday afternoon. Friends who gathered there said the victim was a 22-year-old and had been shot in the head. They provided his name, but the Globe could not confirm it with authorities. More than two dozen candles, an American flag and some flowers were placed on the sidewalk. On the brick wall of the building there, people used a marker to write messages to him, including “u will be deeply missed” and “RIP."

One person died and six others were hospitalized for gunshot wounds during an eight-hour spasm of violence across the city late Wednesday and early Thursday, police said.

In all, there were five separate shootings. Two occurred near where the South End and Roxbury meet, one was in Brighton, one in Dorchester, and one in Roxbury.

The violence on a warm spring night added to what has been an especially chaotic week for the city's law enforcement and medical personnel who have been dealing with the aftermath of Monday's deadly bombings.

At about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a male victim was fatally shot near 237 Dudley St. in Roxbury, a Boston Police spokeswoman said Thursday.

About two hours earlier, two male victims were shot near the intersection of Woodrow Avenue and Lauriat Street in Dorchester, the spokeswoman said.

One of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries and the other non-life threatening injuries, she said. One of the victims was taken to Boston Medical Center. The other went to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

At about 10 p.m., two male victims were shot near 609 Shawmut Ave. near where the South End and Roxbury neighborhoods meet. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries, the police spokeswoman said. One victim was taken to Boston Medical Center. The other went to Brigham and Women's Hospital.

At about 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, a male victim was shot near 2 Fidelis Way in Brighton. He was taken to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries, the spokeswoman said.

About a half hour later, a male victim was shot near 483 Massachusetts Ave. near where the South End and Roxbury meet, she said. He was taken to Boston Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries.

Police did not give out any further information about the shootings.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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