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Two men die following shootings in Dorchester, Charlestown

Decatur Street in Charlestown was cordoned off after two men were shot, one fatally, on Thursday night.Jeremy C. Fox for the Boston Globe

A second man has died following a double shooting in Charlestown Thursday night, and a man shot in Dorchester in late August died Saturday, almost three weeks after he was wounded, Boston police said Tuesday.

David Martinez, 28, of Roxbury, died Tuesday morning after he and another man were shot inside a car on Decatur Street in Charlestown, according to Officer Stephen McNulty, a Boston Police Department spokesman.

The other man wounded inside the vehicle, Wildeny Tejeda-Mejia, 24, of Lynn, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

They were shot outside 74 Decatur St. around 7:30 p.m., the same time that neighbors reported a car crash at that location, Police Commissioner William G. Gross said at the scene. Gross said then that the violence “does not appear to be random at all.”

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Police also said Changa Toyloy, 41, of Boston, died Saturday; he was shot around 2:40 a.m. Aug. 30 near 612 Blue Hill Ave. Police found Toyloy suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, police said.

There have been 46 homicides in Boston this year, compared to 30 at this time in 2019, McNulty said. Last year, police reported 37 homicides in Boston, a 20-year low.

Police ask that anyone with information relevant to either investigation contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470. Community members can provide information anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS or texting the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).

Residents in need of emotional support can contact the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team at 617-431-0125.


Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him @jeremycfox.