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City’s ‘10 tally: 72 homicides, most unsolved

On Thanksgiving, Patricia Gomez set the table for herself and her three grandchildren, leaving empty the fifth seat - the one where her 14-year-old grandson used to sit.

Instead of a plate and silverware, there stood a framed picture of Deyquan Gomez, dressed in a red hooded sweatshirt, smiling slightly. The high school freshman was gunned down on a Hyde Park street on Feb. 10, Boston’s fifth homicide this year.

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