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One dead in shooting near Copley Square

A man was shot Thursday night near Copley Square in the Back Bay, startling passersby who stopped to stare at the crime scene on one of Boston’s most iconic and frequently visited stretches.

The shooting occurred just before 11:10 p.m. on the 500 block of Boylston Street, steps from a large water fountain and in the shadow of the historic Trinity Church.

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