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Family and friends mourn the loss of two teenagers slain in Dorchester

Dante Carlor, 16, was fatally shot in Dorchester on July 19.
Dante Carlor, 16, was fatally shot in Dorchester on July 19.Jaliah Carlor

They were two teenagers with bright smiles who loved to play basketball and joke around. They had known each other for years, since they were very little, and they spent their last day alive together.

The two friends — 17-year-old K’Shaun Webster and 16-year-old Dante Carlor — were fatally shot in Dorchester on Sunday afternoon. At about 4:42 p.m. Boston police responded to 46 Wildwood St. and found the two teenagers suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were taken to local hospitals where they were later pronounced dead, according to police.

Carlor lived in Worcester and was in Dorchester visiting Webster when the shooting occurred, according to his sister, Jaliah Carlor, 21, of Southbridge.

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“He was visiting his friend. They were together for the day,” she said Thursday. “I don’t know what happened.”

Carlor said her younger brother was also known as “Chop,” a nickname that he got when he was a little boy.

“He was a little chubby boy when he was young,” she said. “My aunt used to call him pork chop.”

Carlor said her brother will be remembered for his sense of humor and love of basketball.

“He was a comedian, always cracking jokes on people. He was so funny,” she said. “And he enjoyed playing basketball. That’s literally all he did.”

He would have turned 17 next month, she said. “It’s really unfortunate and tragic,” she said.

Ella Spencer, 39, of Worcester, is Carlor’s aunt and knows both of the boys well.

“K’Shaun, he’s like my nephew,” she said. “I used to babysit him. We weren’t blood, but we were family.”

Spencer described Webster as a “happy kid” with a beautiful smile.

K'Shaun Webster, 17, of Dorchester, was fatally shot on July 19.
K'Shaun Webster, 17, of Dorchester, was fatally shot on July 19.

“He had a little bit of a rough life, but he was just a kid,” Spencer said. “[K’Shaun] was sweet. He loved basketball, loved his mom, and loved his family ... he had a beautiful smile. These kids could steal your heart with their smiles.”

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She described her nephew, Carlor, as “funny, goofy, and playful.”

“Dante could dance too,” she said. “He had a smile that would melt your heart.”

Spencer said Carlor spent most of his time in Worcester and did not go to Boston often.

“He happened to go there that time, and it was the wrong time,” she said. “They were just two kids, taken too soon. They didn’t even have a chance.”

Earlier this week a vigil was held in Worcester and a makeshift memorial was left by a basketball court in Carlor’s memory.

“The vigil was perfect,” Spencer said.

She posted photos of Carlor on Facebook and thanked everyone who attended the vigil. “He was loved by all sides,” she wrote. “He was my nephew, my heart.”

As of Thursday, no arrests had been made in the case, police said. There have been 31 homicides in Boston this year, compared to 23 at this time last year.





Emily Sweeney can be reached at emily.sweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.