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Police probe slaying of man in his 20s in Brighton

A man in his 20s was shot to death in Brighton Monday afternoon in an apparent drug-related homicide, authorities said.

Police responded at about 5:30 p.m. to a call for a person shot near 114 Leicester St. and found the man suffering from life-threatening injuries.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Two law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation said the fatal shooting was drug-related.

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Boston police are asking anyone with information on the murder to call the homicide unit at 617-343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

The murder was the 50th homicide in Boston this year, compared with 57 at this time last year.