Pair of fatal overnight shootings took place in Cambridge, Somerville, authorities say (corrected)
Two fatal shootings took place early Saturday, one in Cambridge and one in Somerville, said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, Cambridge Police Commissioner Branville Bard Jr. and Somerville Chief of Police David Fallon.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., Ednilson Dacosta, 28, of Dorchester, was shot in a car on Windsor Street at Evereteze Way, near Inman Square in East Cambridge. The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At approximately 3:37 a.m. a second fatal shooting occurred on Canal Lane in Somerville. Kevin Raymond, 20, of Somerville, was shot in a parking lot. He too was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
These investigations are active and ongoing and no suspects are in custody in connection with these incidents, authorities said. It is not known if the two incidents are connected; they took place some 2.5 miles and at least 10 minutes’ drive apart. No further information is being released at this time.
The cases are being investigated by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, the Cambridge Police Department and Somerville Police Department.
This post was written from a press release. It was updated Oct. 14, 2017, to correct the Cambridge police statement about the location of the Somerville shooting.
It’s hard to believe that they aren’t connected given their proximity and the timing.