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    Roxbury shooting victim dies of injuries

    City’s death toll this year at 42

    Police investigated a second shooting Monday at Park and Marlowe streets in Dorchester.
    Police investigated a second shooting Monday at Park and Marlowe streets in Dorchester.

    A man who was shot on Monday afternoon on Bower Street in Roxbury has succumbed to his injuries, making him the second person to die in separate shootings in the city that occurred within hours of each other, police said Tuesday.

    In a statement, Boston police confirmed the death of the Bower Street victim, who was shot around 4:25 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Boston Medical Center.

    Police did not release his name or age Tuesday. On Monday, authorities identified him as a man between 17 and 20 years old.


    About six hours after the Roxbury shooting, a man in his 30s was fatally shot, this time in Dorchester near the corner of Park and Marlowe streets, police said. The man had collapsed in front of his residence at 230 Park St. and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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    Two other men in their 20s were also shot in that incident but are expected to survive. Their conditions could not be determined Tuesday. One of the surviving victims was shot in the throat, and the other was shot in the hip and shoulder, police said in a statement.

    None of those victims have been identified yet.

    A memorial of flowers, candles, and pictures of the victim in the Park Street shooting was placed at his Dorchester residence Tuesday afternoon. A poster identified him as ­Machel, who was 34 and went by the nickname Dane.

    Friends on the porch described him as an affable person who worked in construction and landscaping and enjoyed playing dominos and listening to music.


    “He was real cool,” said one man, who would only give his first name, Ken.

    No arrests have been made in either case, and police have not discussed possible motives for the attacks.

    The killings on Monday followed the homicide of Stephan Pires, 20, who was fatally shot while he was getting his hair cut inside a salon on Geneva Avenue in Dorchester on Thursday night.

    Monday’s shootings have brought the total number of homicides this year in the city to 42, compared with 48 at this time last year, police said.

    Anyone with information about the recent violence can contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Members of the public can also contact the department’s anonymous tipline at 800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

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