Man slain in Mattapan; 11th homicide of the year in city

Boston police are investigating the 11th homicide of the year in the city.

Police say a man in his early 20s was shot at the corner of Itasca and Messinger streets near Cummins Highway in Mattapan. Police said the victim was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The shooting happened outside near 196 Itasca St. around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

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No arrests have been made.

By this time last year, there had been three homicides in the city.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is urged to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.

No further information was immediately available.