Hotel homicide victim ‘was targeted in that room,’ police say

A man in his 20s was shot and killed early Tuesday inside the Holiday Inn Express hotel in the South Bay shopping center in Dorchester, Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

Evans said the victim was shot in a room on the fifth floor of the hotel in what he said was not believed to be a random act of violence. Officers responded around 4:20 a.m.

“This wasn’t a random act, by any means,’’ Evans told reporters. “He was targeted in that room.’’