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Police searching for answers amid two days of carnage in Boston, Cambridge and Everett, ID victims

The second week of August saw a rash of violence, claiming lives in three different cities.

The scene outside Newtowne Court where Rasaun Nichols was gunned down.Nate Homan/Metro Boston

Police have identified the victims of Wednesday night’s multi-city carnage, which carried over into Thursday.

Roxbury:The victims the shootings on Ernst Streetwere identified as Andrew Reed, 28, and Angel Oller, 20, both of Boston. The Boston Globe reported that Oller was the nephew of a Boston Police officer.

Mattapan:The victim of the shooting on Hosmer Streetwas identified as Darwin Adilas, 21, of Randolph. Adilas was shot along with two others outside of a family gathering.

Cambridge:The victim of the shooting at Newtone Courtwas identified as Rasaun Nichols, 31, of Cambridge. He was killed while sitting in a car in the housing complex.

Everett:The victim who police say was an unintended party caught in the crossfire outside of Braza Bar and Grill has been identified as Ashlee “Penny” Berryman, 21, of Malden. She leaves behind a 3-year-old son.

Dorchester:Aperson was shoton Bowdoin and Norton Streets in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon. This person's condition is unknown.Two people were shot on Hancock and Trull Street in Dorchester Thursday night. They were able to take themselves to the hospital.

Police Commissioner Bill Evans said Wednesday night was the longest night of his two-year career as commissioner. While police are not sure if the incidents are directly related, they don’t think that they were random attacks, barring the Everett shooting.

There have been no arrests in the midst of the carnage.

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who want to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

 

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