Dorchester shooting victim identified, police seek information

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DORCHESTER — Officers from District C-11 responded to a report of a shooting at 34 High Street early on Jan. 1, where they found a 24-year-old man fatally wounded outside the address.

Nilton Fernandes, of Dorchester, was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a gunshot wound, according to the Boston Police Department.

The Homicide Unit is currently investigating the circumstances of the incident.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.

The department assures protection of identities for those who wish to provide information anonymously.

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