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Second shooting victim in Boston on Sunday succumbs to injuries

2 slayings are city’s 3d, 4th homicides

The woman who was shot Sunday night in Mattapan succumbed to her injuries yesterday, the second person to die from gunfire in the city over the holiday weekend, police said.

Keisha Gilmore, 25, of Boston, was shot about 9 p.m. on Alabama Street as she sat in a car, according to police.

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Gilmore’s relatives could not immediately be reached for comment last night.

The other shooting victim, a man in his early 20s whom police did not identify yesterday, was fatally wounded about a half-hour later in Blackstone Square Park in the South End.

Officer Nicole Grant, a police department spokeswoman, said last night that no arrests had been made in either slaying.

Grant had no information on potential motives in the cases.

With a uniformed police officer looking on, about 20 people gathered yesterday near the scene of the South End shooting, leaving candles, a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, and balloons that read, “RIP Humz,’’ among other messages.

A friend of the man said the victim, whom he declined to name, recorded hip-hop music under that alias.

“Just living his life, young kid, no worries,’’ said the friend, who declined to give his name. “You get dragged into [stuff] just living out here.’’

A police official said Sunday that the victim lived in the Villa Victoria housing development.

In September, Alex Sierra, 18, a Villa Victoria resident with no ties to gangs, was fatally shot by a teen gang member for simply saying that he lived in the development, which was linked to a gang feud, according to prosecutors.

The South End and Mattapan shootings were the city’s third and fourth homicides this year, police said.

Authorities urge anyone with information about either shooting to contact detectives at 617-343-4470. They can also call the department’s anonymous tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

In addition, tipsters can text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463) on their cellphone.

Travis Andersen can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.
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