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Man, 19, shot and killed in Dorchester

Boston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Dorchester early Wednesday.

The man was found shot in the head about 1:30 a.m in the 700 block of Washington Street near Dunbar Avenue.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Boston Police spokesman Lieutenant Michael McCarthy. He said the victim was 19 years old.

A law enforcement official briefed on the case said the “victim was clearly targeted.”

Detectives combed the scene early this morning looking for witnesses and surveillance footage from cameras in the area.

The official said investigators are still trying to determine a motive in the attack.

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Mike Bello of the Globe Staff contributed to this report. John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.