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'Pretty terrible evening,' 1 dead, 5 wounded in 3 shootings within an hour in Boston

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BOSTON -- Six people were shot in three separate shootings within an hour in Boston late Sunday night. One man died.

It started in Mattapan, when police said two people were shot on Orlando Street around 9:10 p.m. Police said 48-year-old Edwin Pizzaro of Mattapan was killed. Another person was taken to the hospital non-life-threatening injuries. 

Shortly after that in Dorchester, Police said a person was shot just past 9:30 p.m. on Westview Street. That man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. State Police later arrested 24-year-old Aquan Hudson of Brockton and charged him in connection with the Dorchester shooting.

And in Hyde Park at 9:45 p.m., a man was shot on Rosa Street. He was taken to the hospital with what police described as "non-life-threatening" injuries. Later on, two more men went to the hospital with gunshot wounds, apparently from the Rosa Street incident. 

"This is a pretty terrible evening in general," said Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox on Sunday night. "Having six people within an hour, period, in multiple locations throughout the city is terrible thing, no matter what time period it is. Whether it's the worst crime period or one of the better ones in our history. The only thing more troubling is our phones aren't ringing off the hook from people telling us what happened or what they might have seen or heard."

There have been no arrests in any of the shootings.

"Nothing has the ability to tear apart our communities faster than gun violence, and tragically and unfortunately we are witnessing that," Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.

Reverend Kevin Peterson, who's been very vocal on the recent gun violence in the city, released a statement Monday, saying in part, "Six shootings and one murder overnight is indicative that the Black community is in a state of emergency. We call for a self-imposed community curfew."

Boston Police Commissioner Michael Cox said police need the help from community members to help quell the violence.  

"Boston's a great city. But at this rate, if we don't get the public's support, things could change swiftly," Cox said.

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