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58 arrested in drug raids aimed at stemming violence

Teen’s shooting galvanized long undercover operation

Last winter, Boston police noticed a rise in shootings around Humboldt Avenue in ­Roxbury, a section of the city historically plagued by gang violence. A handful of officers was ­assigned to do undercover drug buys a ­couple of times a week, hoping to gather enough intelligence to take some violent offenders off the street.

Then in January, Gabriel Clarke, a 13-year-old seventh-grader, was shot in the stomach on his way to church choir practice.

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