Boston police commissioner: Harlem Street triple slaying was gang-related

Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said this morning that the slaying of three women on Sunday on Harlem Street in Dorchester was gang-related.

He said at least one of the women fatally shot in a car was “targeted.” He didn’t elaborate further.

Davis made brief remarks to the media before entering a meeting of clergy leaders.

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The slaying of the three women — a fourth woman was also shot but survived — was part of a surge of violence that has rocked the city. A total of five people were killed between Sunday and Wednesday.

Clergy leaders announced at the meeting that they were offering a $2,000 reward for information that would help solve any of the five slayings.

Davis said Wednesday that police were making progress in the Harlem Street investigation and had “significant leads.”

At a community meeting, Davis and other officials urged anyone with information to call the police’s anonymous tip line, at 1-800-494-TIPS.