Man suffers life-threatening injuries in South Boston shooting

A man was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries Wednesday evening in South Boston, police said. Boston police responded just before 8 p.m. to the shooting on West Fifth Street near Dorchester Street. The adult male victim was taken to Boston Medical Center, said police spokesman James Kenneally. A homicide unit was sent to the scene due to the seriousness of the victim’s condition, police said. No further information was immediately available.

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