Bloody night: Five shot, four hacked with machete, two dead
Boston Police report four people were shot in a single incident around 3:50 a.m. on Sunday and that one of the victims died.
Police say the shooting occurred at 7 Edson St. after they received several calls about "a large group of people" congregating in the area. Carl Hentz Belizaire, 21, of Mattapan, was pronounced dead at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is the neighborhood's 17th murder victim this year (see map), and the 40th murder victim in Boston in 2009. The other three victims, a man, 26, a man, 40, and a woman, 19, are expected to survive.
Police say Belizaire was the intended victim of his killer; the other three people just got in the way.
Meanwhile, a Dorchester teen celebrating her 18th birthday in Hyde Park was shot dead around 2:30 a.m. Boston Police report that Paula Castillo was shot at 28 Hillis Rd. Police say "the preliminary investigation has indicated that this was not a random incident and the victim is believed to have been targeted."
In a separate incident, a large fight outside a house party at 98 Intervale St. around 5 a.m. ended when a man got out a machete and began slashing. The Boston Herald reports four people were injured, but that all are expected to survive.