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Boston police identify two homicide victims

The Creole International Style barbershop in Dorchester, where police say 21-year-old Alberto Monteiro-Pire was fatally shot Sept. 5.

Emily Sweeney

The Creole International Style barbershop in Dorchester, where police say 21-year-old Alberto Monteiro-Pire was fatally shot Sept. 5.

Boston police have identified two people who were shot and killed in Dorchester within one day of each other earlier this month, one of whom was attacked mid-morning while he was in a barbershop on a busy street.

Alberto Monteiro-Pire, 21, was inside the Creole International Style barbershop on Stoughton Street around 10:46 a.m. on Sept. 5 when a man walked in and opened fire on him, police said. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Police said the shooting did not appear to be random. No arrests have been made, but the investigation continues.

A law enforcement official briefed on the case said two masked suspects came to the barbershop. One of them shot the victim, and both fled, the official said. The official also said the victim was targeted.

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One day later, 16-year-old Jerry Gomes was shot on Payson Avenue around 11:15 p.m. on Sept. 6. Responding officers found a wounded Gomes, who was rushed to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not identified a motive for the killing of the teenager. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.

Police asked anyone with information about the two murders to contact homicide detectives at 617-343-4470 or by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.
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