3 Struck by Stray Bullets Near Peace Rally

Justin Michaels et al., NECN, June 16, 2015

Three people were struck by bullets in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood after a gun fight erupted on the streets while a peace rally was being held nearby in the wake of another recent shooting.

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Police confirm the gun fight sent stray bullets into a nearby home, striking three victims inside.

The peace rally held nearby was to help to curb violence in the city. Recently, a 16-year-old boy riding a bike was fatally shot in Dorchester. A 16-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy have been charged in the shooting and have pleaded not guilty.

Eleven people have been killed in Boston this year, down from 25 at this point last year, though shootings in the city have increased. There were 22 gunshot victims in the city during the month of May compared to 12 last May, according to the Boston Globe.

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