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3 Wounded In Shootings In Boston Hours After 'National Night Out' Event

BOSTON (CBS) - Three people were shot early Tuesday morning in Boston, hours after a National Night Out event in the city.

The first shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. in Mattapan on Wildwood Street. A man was wounded and rushed to a hospital, but there's no word yet on his condition.

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Police closed off part of Wildwood Street in Mattapan Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

Then about three hours later, officers were called to Devon Street near Blue Hill Avenue in Dorchester for a second shooting. Two men were taken to the hospital. Police did not have any information about their conditions.

There have been no arrests in either incident.

The Dorchester shooting was near Alfrida Barr's home. The mother of a young girl told WBZ-TV Tuesday she lives in constant fear.

"We make sure to come home as early as 6 p.m. sometimes just to be in bed, just because, you don't know what will happen," she said. "It's scary, very scary."

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Boston Police at Blue Hill Avenue near Devon Street in Dorchester Tuesday. (WBZ-TV)

Both happened after National Night Out celebrations in Mattapan, Roxbury, Brighton, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Jamaica Plain Monday night. The annual event brings police and the community together with the goal of making neighborhoods safer. The Mattapan meeting was held at Almont Park, just over a mile away from the shooting.

Elford Owens of Dorchester is concerned about the violence. "How are people coming into possession of these guns?" he asked. "A lot of people would like to see guns off the streets."

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