1 killed, 4 others hurt when gunfire erupts during cookout


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LYNN, Mass. (AP) — One person was killed and four others were injured when gunfire erupted at a holiday cookout, officials said Sunday.

A 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Salem Hospital and another shooting victim was transferred to a Boston hospital, the district attorney’s office said. Three others were less severely injured, officials said.

The shootings at 10 p.m. Saturday, on the Fourth of July, are being investigated by the Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts State Police and Essex District Attorney’s Office.

No arrests had been made as of Sunday afternoon.

Meanwhile, a string of violence in Boston continued with a fatal shooting early Sunday in Dorchester. A woman was found dead, and a man was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm, police said.

The shootings came amid a spate of deadly violence. In Boston, there have been a couple dozen shootings and and stabbings over the past week.

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