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Police identify victim in Dorchester slaying

Boston police have identified the victim of a fatal shooting in Dorchester Thursday night as Gilson R. Semedo, 28, of Roxbury, officials said.

Semedo was discovered by police suffering from multiple gunshot wounds on Cawfield Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Boston police said.

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Police responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Cawfield and Elder streets at 11 p.m. No arrests have been made.

Parts of the area were closed off as homicide detectives investigated. The streets were reopened at about 1 a.m. Friday.

The slaying was the 21st homicide in Boston this year, compared with 15 at this time last year, police said.

Police are urging anyone with information to call detectives at 617-343-4470.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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