2 wounded as gun violence continues

June 27, 2012
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Two men were wounded in separate shootings this week in Hyde and Jackson Squares, the latest incidents in a wave of gun violence hitting the area.

A total of six people were left wounded in four shootings in the area in the month between May 26 and June 26. Police have not announced any motives in the shootings or whether any of them are related. The area has a history of sporadic street gang violence.

On June 25, a 21-year-old Dorchester man was shot in the shoulder inside a 130 Day St. apartment during a party, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). Three to four black males were seen driving away from the 1:40 a.m. shooting and are considered suspects, according to BPD.

On June 26, a 23-year-old man was shot in the abdomen outside 170 Heath St. in the Bromley-Heath housing development around 2 p.m., according to BPD.

BPD described the injuries of both victims as “non-life-threatening.”

Anyone with information about the shootings can contact BPD at 617-343-5628 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.