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Holiday violence leaves city on edge

Residents are unnerved after 3 die and 5 are hurt in shootings and a beating

By Peter Schworm and Jonnelle Marte
Globe Staff And Globe Correspondent / July 6, 2008

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A teenager fatally shot in the head at a holiday cookout in Hyde Park, the crackle of gunshots and firecrackers mingling in the evening air. A 20-year-old killed in a drive-by shooting, gunned down outside his Roxbury home. A homeless man brazenly beaten to death in broad daylight, near hundreds of shoppers at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. (Full article: 965 words)

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