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Five shot, two stabbed over the weekend in Boston

Three men told authorities they were injured in separate shootings early Sunday morning in Boston, according to police, adding to a rash of violent incidents in the city over the weekend.

Officer Neva Coakley, a police spokeswoman, said three men in their 20s checked into local hospitals Sunday morning. The first, from East Boston, told police at about 1:30 a.m. that he had been shot near Prescott and Saratoga streets.

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At 2:18 a.m., another man, from Dorchester, went to Boston Medical Center for treatment of wounds he said he sustained in a shooting near Bowdoin and Olney streets.

A little more than two hours later, at 4:46 a.m., a Brockton man checked into Boston Medical Center, saying he had been involved in a shooting around Park Street and Geneva Avenue.

A fourth person was shot shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in the area of 93 Park St. in Dorchester, said police who had no further information. And another victim, a male, was stabbed in Mattapan about an hour later. Officer Neva Coakley, a police spokeswoman, said he was taken by ambulance to Brigham and Women’s Hospital but she did not know his condition.

Saturday night in Back Bay, a man in his 50s was stabbed on Boylston Street at about 8:15 p.m., authorities said. Coakley said police arrested Stephen R. Gassett, also in his 50s, from Boston, and charged him with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the stabbing.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Coakley had no further details on his condition Sunday.

Police also received calls about shots being fired at least three other times early Sunday morning, Coakley said. Authorities did not find any victims from those alleged shootings, on Bloomfield Street, Pleasant Street, and Howland Street, she said.

Also, early Saturday morning, a man was shot and killed on Aguadilla Street in the South End.

Police have not released the victim’s name, but relatives on Saturday identified him as Niko E. Nunez, 20.

Detectives were investigating to see if the killing was gang-related, police said Saturday.

Globe correspondents Nicholas Jacques and Todd Feathers contributed to this report. Zachary T. Sampson can be reached at
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