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Boston grappling with a spike in violence

Erica Jasey and her boyfriend had just pulled up to her uncle’s house in Dorchester on Monday afternoon, their 5-month-old daughter buckled safely in back, when out of nowhere a man opened fire into her car.

The baby’s father, who was not named by police, staggered from the car, crying out for help as he bled from gunshot wounds to his leg and back. Jasey, who was identified by her uncle, was also hit. The 5-month-old, Harmony, slept through the attack and was unscathed.

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