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Man killed in early morning shooting in Dorchester

A man in his 20s is dead after a shooting early this morning in Dorchester, according to Boston Police.

Police responded to a radio call for shots fired at 7 Havelock St. around 1:45 a.m., said police spokesman David Estrada. There they found a man in his 20s on the ground and suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police immediately arrested two persons bearing firearms, but they “have not been linked to the shooting,” said Estrada.

He said this was the city’s 39th homicide this year, the 32nd involving a firearm. By this time last year, 58 homicides had been reported in Boston for the year.

Interim Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said through Estrada that the department is encouraged by the reduction of homicides in the city, but “the BPD won’t rest on its laurels and will continue its efforts in reducing gun violence.”

“The mayor has made gun reduction a high priority throughout his tenure and the hard work by dedicated officers will continue,” he said.

No further information was available, Estrada said, and the investigation is ongoing.

Anne Steele can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @AnneMarieSteele.

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