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Man shot as he sits in car

2d case involving sleeping child

A day apart but in eerily similar circumstances, another man in Dorchester was shot in a car, as a child slept in the back seat.

Neither child was injured in the shootings, which sent the men to local hospitals bleeding from gunshot wounds.

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On Tuesday, the male victim, a young girl, and the girl’s mother were in a car parked along Norwell Street about 7 p.m. when a black sport utility vehicle pulled alongside, said police.

Someone inside the SUV opened fired, and police said bullets struck the man, who was not identified, and pierced the driver’s side door and shattered the window.

The woman and her child were unharmed, but the man was shot several times.

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Paramedics rushed him to Boston Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

This, the ninth shooting in five days, comes as the city grapples with a surge in violence as warm weather ushers in summer, a time when urban violence tends to peak.

In Monday’s shooting, a man was wounded at Devon Street and Vaughan Avenue while his girlfriend and 5-month-old daughter were in a car.

By Monday, there had been 115 shootings in Boston so far this year, 19 of them fatal, according to police statistics. That is an uptick from the same time last year, when the city experienced 88 shootings, 12 of them fatal, according to police.

Akilah Johnson can be reached at ajohnson@globe.com.
Follow her on Twitter @akjohnson1922.

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