Man fatally shot less than a mile from Boston Caribbean festival

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A man has died after being shot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just blocks from the site of an annual festival. the listed address for Las Americas Market and where Blue Hill Avenue intersects Westview and Stratton streets. The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a nearby hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries. Police said the victim was later pronounced dead. The Blue Hill Avenue area where the shooting took place was completely cordoned off as two police helicopters flew over the area. Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said an officer was in the area when the shooting happened and he believes a vehicle was involved in the shooting. the middle of Westview Street. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston Police Departments at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME, which is 27463. The shooting scene is less than a mile from the Franklin Park area near the intersection of Blue Hill Ave. and Columbia Road, where thousands of people gathered for the Caribbean Carnival. of the Caribbean festival,” said Hayden. Emily Maher of NewsCenter 5, who initially covered the festival, said it took her about 20 minutes to walk to the scene of the shooting. Maher said she saw law enforcement officers riding motorcycles driving down Blue Hill Avenue in a V-shaped formation, working to clear people and traffic for emergency services to get to the shooting scene.While walking to the shooting scene, Maher said two ambulances were carrying a police escort arriving from the shooting site on Blue Hill Avenue toward Franklin Park.

A man has died after being shot in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just blocks from the site of an annual festival.

Boston Police said the shooting happened at about 5:40 p.m. Saturday in the area of ​​970 Blue Hill Ave., the listed address for Las Americas Market and where Blue Hill Avenue intersects Westview and Stratton.

The victim, whose identity is unknown, was transported to a hospital in the region with serious, life-threatening injuries. Police said the victim was later pronounced dead.

The Blue Hill Avenue area where the shooting took place was completely cordoned off as two police helicopters flew over the area.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said a police officer was in the area when the shooting took place and he believes a vehicle was involved in the shooting.

Hayden said investigators believe a vehicle was involved in the shooting and are investigating whether a crashed car had been found nearby on Hansborough Street.

Detectives were also seen investigating a motorcycle parked in the middle of Westview Street.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston Police Departments at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word “TIP” to CRIME, which is 27463.

The shooting scene is less than a mile from the Franklin Park area near the intersection of Blue Hill Ave. and Columbia Road, where thousands of people gathered for the Caribbean Carnival.

“I’m hesitant to make a connection between this and the Caribbean festival, but of course there were still a lot of people out and about because of the Caribbean festival,” Hayden said.

Emily Maher of NewsCenter 5, who initially covered the festival, said it took her about 20 minutes to walk to the shooting site.

Maher said she saw law enforcement officers riding motorcycles down Blue Hill Avenue in a V-shaped formation, clearing people and traffic so emergency services could get to the shooting.

As she walked to the crime scene, Maher said she saw two police-escorted ambulances driving from the area on Blue Hill Avenue toward Franklin Park.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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