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Man fatally shot inside Dorchester market

Police investigated early Saturday morning.Danny McDonald/Globe Staff

A man was shot to death inside a Dorchester market late Friday night, Boston police said.

Officers responded to Peguero’s Market at 218 Bowdoin St. shortly after 11:45 p.m. to find a man, believed to be in his 20s, shot multiple times, Police Commissioner William B. Evans said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

“It doesn’t look to be random,” Evans said at the scene early Saturday morning.

There is no indication that robbery was a motive, he said.

“We believe they came in looking for a certain person here,” Evans said.

The identity and hometown of the victim were not disclosed. Police were not sure if the man was an employee of the store, Evans said.


No arrests had been made as of 1 a.m. The investigation is ongoing, he said.

Police were looking for witnesses, and examining video surveillance from the area, Evans said.

The shooting drew a large police response to one of Dorchester’s busiest streets. As many as 17 officers combed the area for clues. Some used flashlights to search the middle of the street. Yellow police tape was stretched in front of the market, and across the street, closing it to traffic.

Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @danny__mcdonald.