It's the second time in seven months violence linked to gangs in other neighborhoods has hit Hyde Park. Last September, an alleged associate of Roxbury's H Block gang was unloading groceries outside his girlfriend's Readville apartment when he was shot repeatedly. Prosecutors at the time said the shooting was part of a feud between H Block and a gang based at Roxbury's Orchard Park project.
Wednesday's victim, 20 but otherwise not yet identified by police, was not shot outside the Price Rite supermarket on River Street, near the Mattapan line. A source says he was a bit further down River, between Rosa Street and Reddy Avenue when shot. He then ran toward the Price Rite, where a Boston Police officer on detail called for an ambulance. The store overlooks Wood Avenue, home of Hyde Park's own violent gang.