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Boy, 14, shot dead as New Year begins; Police head rips lack of witness cooperation

The New Year was not even six hours old when 14-year-old Jason Fernandes was shot dead outside his grandmother’s house in Dorchester yesterday.

The eighth-grader at South Junior High School in Brockton, Boston’s first homicide victim of the year, was one of five people shot in three separate attacks, all of which occurred within a few blocks of one another in the span of 20 minutes, police said.

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