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October 27, 2013

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BOSTON (AP) — State police say they are holding two men without bail on assault charges after a Dedham woman was shot and wounded while driving in Boston.

The arrests announced Saturday occurred a day after a woman went to a police station Dedham to seek medical assistance from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The 32-year-old said she was driving north on the WFW Parkway in Boston’s West Roxbury neighborhood on Friday afternoon when assailants opened fire from another car.

Police named the suspects as 20-year-old Marcel Reed of Boston’s neighborhood of Roslindale and 21-year-old Andrew Rena of the city’s Mattapan section. They both face charges of assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon and assault with intent to murder.

It was not immediately clear if they have attorneys.

Car with Mass. plates crashes in Conn., killing four

PORTLAND, Conn. (AP) — Police say a car crash in Connecticut has killed four people, including three from Massachusetts, and critically injured a fifth.

Sgt. Scott Cunningham tells The Associated Press that the crash occurred at 2:45 a.m. Saturday in Portland. Police tell WVIT-TV that the car slammed into a metal guardrail and spun out of control at the corner of two roads.

The station reports that the dead include 24-year-old Pedro Duprey, 42-year-old Ivette Amaro and 20-year-old Andrea Caraballo, all from Springfield, Mass.. Thirty-year-old Ramon Ruiz of Hartford. also was killed.

Eighteen-year-old Juniarys Caraballo, of Springfield, is in critical condition.

Neighbors tell the station that the stretch of road where the accident occurred is dangerous and that it isn’t the first crash they’ve seen there.

Cunningham says investigators are trying to determine whether speed was a factor in the crash.

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