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Man shot to death in robbery attempt at closing time on Canal Street; two arrested

Victim identified as Fouad Baghdad-Zouggagh, 25, of West Roxbury.

Boston Police report a man was fatally shot around 2 a.m.

Bryan Rice, 22, was arrested not long after and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a firearm and attempted armed robbery, police say. Anthony Baptista-Goncalves, 24, was charged with accessory before and after the fact to commit murder and attempted armed robbery, police say.

Live Boston reports the victim was shot at least twice, once in the head.

2019 murders in Boston.

Innocent, etc.

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The Herald seems to be the only news outlet reporting this occurred "near" a Rick Ross concert. Is there a connection?

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..that was a nice little dog whistle there Oafish.

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Golly what a surprise the Herald is the only "news" outlet "reporting" such a thing, right?

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Given the article today from the Globe (https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/11/25/two-due-court-for-canal-str...), there certainly appears to be no connection whatsoever.

I’m sure the Herald will apologize for the bigoted implications of their reporting, and the cesspool of comments there will be cleaned right up.

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Which might be why only the Herald reported it, for people like you.

As WHDH reported two days ago, the victim had gone to Banners, one of the bars in the new Garden complex.

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Lol @ the guy they interviewed who lives in one of those high rise condos and “doesn’t feel safe “ walking around at night.

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That area use to be trouble in the 1970s and 1980s it seems like it’s back to its old ways.

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How often do you actually spend time around there? The idea of calling this a trouble area is absurd.

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Jumping into a live shot of a news crew reporting this story. It's a swell area with no problems.

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Middle of the day it's very safe, no problem. Middle of the night, different story. It's long been the hangout for homeless drinkers, and we also have the methadone clinic kids who hang out. These populations are on their best behavior when they are outnumbered 100 to 1 by commuters and office workers. Those same people are a lot more aggressive after the crowds clear out.

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Until recently there was never any housing there. With no one to care it has long been a safe place for people and activity not welcome in the North End. All the new residences are changing that, but some people are slow learners. There are cameras everywhere and these guys tried to getaway by driving through the intersection of canal and causeway? Tourists.

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The largest cause is simply the increase in development. It brings more people the area late at night. Nightclubs, hotels, and thousands of residences that didn’t exist a few years ago. More people = More crime.

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(I'm a white dude ; ), and if you think the North Station area is sketchy, you've lived a pretty sheltered life. I witnessed and experience extreme violence and urban decay that many people reading this would think I was making up.

Any place by with a concentration of bars and clubs has the potential for trouble, especially closing time.

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Shut up go hang up and down blue hill ave between Franklin' field PJ's & Grove Hall I've lost dozens of people to violence and been stabbed lower abdomen oh yeah I'm a White dude ;) clown Mr. Killah

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And I said it because in my experience most, especially white, people, believe everyone in the South Bronx is and was PR or black. This was not true. It's not true today or in past.

And I'm not and never said I was a 'killah'. I also lived a few blocks from Bromley Heath. Anybody who thinks it's really bad today should have experienced what it was like 30-40 years ago.

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