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Man shot in Dorchester, another stabbed in Allston, police say

A man was shot and another man stabbed during a span of five hours in two different neighborhoods in Boston, officials said Friday.

The first incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in Dorchester when Boston police and Boston Emergency Services personnel rushed to Crowell Street to investigate reports of a shooting.

The victim, a man, was rushed to an area hospital. His injuries were initially thought to be life-threatening, but Boston police said he is now expected to recover.

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A Crowell Street resident told the Globe an errant bullet entered his home and traveled through the house before hitting a wall in a bedroom where two children were sleeping. No one was harmed, he said, but he is concerned about his family’s safety.

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About five hours later, police and EMS personnel rushed to Everett Street in Allston, where a man had been reported stabbed near a supermarket.

The victim was found nearby and was treated at the scene then transported to Massachusetts General Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

No arrests have been made, but both cases are being actively investigated, police said.

John R. Ellement can be reached at ellement@globe.com.