Two men shot in Dorchester, Roxbury

Two men were shot in the span of about 20 minutes on Friday night in separate incidents in Roxbury and Dorchester, police said. Boston police Superintendent William Evans said a man was shot in the upper body at about 8 p.m. on Fenno Street near Walnut Avenue. He was taken to Boston Medical Center and his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police arrested one suspect and recovered a gun near the shooting scene, but another man fled to a nearby apartment building and later escaped. Officers seized two guns inside the building, according to Evans. Police said another male victim was shot in the leg near 5 Edwin Street in Dorchester, about 20 minutes before the Roxbury shooting. He was also taken to Boston Medical, and his injuries were not considered life-threatening, police said.


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