2 men killed in Jamaica Plain shooting

The two male victims, believed to be in their late 20s or early 30s, were found near two elementary schools.

Boston police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men in Jamaica Plain on Monday night.

Police responded to a call for a person shot near Mozart and Bolster streets at 9:54 p.m. Police spokeswoman Kim Tavares said when officers arrived on the scene, a man believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds on Mozart Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second man, also believed to be in his late 20s or early 30s, was found on Bolster Street with apparent gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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According to Tavares, the deaths are the 19th and 20th homicides in Boston this year.

The double shooting took place near the John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Nativity Preparatory School.

Authorities at the scene told CBS Boston that trauma services will be available to students and residents in the neighborhood.

“This is a tragic event,” Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins told station reporters Monday night. “Two people lost their lives, and, as the parent of young children, the fact this happened in front of a beautiful park and between two schools we need people to feel safe in these communities.”