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    2 men shot in Mattapan and Dorchester

    Life-threatening injuries reported

    Two men in their late teens or early 20s suffered life-threatening injuries Monday night in shootings in Mattapan and Dorchester, Boston police said.

    There was no indication that the shootings were connected, police said.

    One of the men was shot at a house on Sanford Street in Mattapan, said Officer James Kenneally, a department spokesman. The call reporting that shooting came in at 8:40 p.m., he said.


    Detectives at the scene were standing in front of the driveway of a two-story white house around 9:30 p.m., and the ­immediate vicinity was taped off.

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    A woman who lives around the corner and would only give her name as Mia said she did not hear any shots but later saw the victim on a stretcher. She said he was not moving or talking.

    Mia and other bystanders said the ambulance pulled away slowly with no sirens sounding.

    The area is normally quiet, Mia said.

    “It’s no violence over here at all,” she said.


    The other man was shot about 2 miles away at 57 Wheatland Ave. in Dorchester.

    The call for that shooting came in at 6:41 p.m.

    At the scene late Monday night, a Boston police van was parked on the street as ­detectives searched the front porch. Neighbors across the street declined to comment.

    No further information was immediately available on ­either shooting.

    Globe correspondents Melanie Dostis and Jeremy C. Fox contributed to this report. Travis Andersen can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.