BOSTON — Boston police are investigating a pair of daylight shootings that left two young men dead and a third hospitalized.

The shootings occurred less than 30 minutes apart on Thursday afternoon.

In the first incident, police said a man in his 20s was pronounced dead at a hospital after being shot on Whittier Street in the Roxbury neighborhood.

A short time later two young men were shot in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant at the corner of Washington Street and Columbia Road in Dorchester. One died at a hospital while the other was said to have non-life threatening injuries. No names were released.

Investigators do not believe the shootings were connected. No arrests have been reported.

The deaths were the city’s first homicides of 2018.

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