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No trend in new cycle of violence

A 31-year-old Dorchester man was only yards from his family’s home when he was gunned down Wednesday night, the latest in a spasm of deadly violence over the last five days.

Three other people have been killed since Saturday and others have been injured in shootings and stabbings that have rocked the city, bringing the number of homicides to 10 this year, compared with five last year at this time.

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