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‘Extremely alarming,’ Michelle Wu says of recent incidents

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Three people were shot and killed in Boston over the weekend after police responded to another fatal shooting late Sunday night in Dorchester, as Mayor Michelle Wu called the frequency of recent incidents “extremely alarming.”

The three gun deaths come after a woman was fatally shot one week ago.

On Sunday at about 10:30 p.m., Boston Police responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 482 Geneva Ave., in Dorchester. Upon arrival, officers found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Boston EMS transported the victim to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Early Sunday morning, officers responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 40 Fairlawn Ave., in Mattapan. Officers found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim has been identified as Jasmine Burrell, 33, of Mattapan.

The first fatal shooting of the weekend happened at about 1 a.m. on Saturday when officers responded to a call for a person shot in the area of 39 Baird St., in Dorchester. Officers found a man suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds. The man was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Daniel Sanders, 36, of Dorchester.

“The intensity and the frequency of recent incidents has been extremely alarming,” Mayor Michelle Wu told reporters on Monday, “And even more so, the frequency with which we’re now seeing young people and women as the victims in more of these situations.

“And so we’re working really hard to just take down every possible barrier and silo,” Wu added. “Our schools’ teams are huddling with public safety and youth centers and community partners, and wrapping around and bringing in faith leaders and other community partners to say, ‘This is a moment where we all have to come together and address community violence.’ ”

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