Police: South Boston Man Died in Friday’s Hyde Square Shooting

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Boston Police wagon for District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) on Green Street Friday, April 18, 2014

Chris Helms

Boston Police wagon for District E-13 (Jamaica Plain) on Green Street Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston Police have released the name of the man fatally shot in Hyde Square on Friday.

Police were called to the area of Centre and Wyman just before 6 p.m. on Friday for reports of two people having been shot, according to spokespersons for the police.

Police found two victims in the city parking lot in the mid-300 block of Centre. That's across the street from the former Blessed Sacrament Church. While one man, still unnamed by police, was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center, one man was pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

On Tuesday, police said that man was Bryan Santos, 24, of South Boston. However, an obituary for a 24-year-old by that same name indicates he was from East Boston. Media Relations personnel at the Police Department said South Boston was the information they received. Visiting hours have been set for Tuesday from 6-9 at Brady & Fallon Funeral Home on Tower Street.

Universal Hub reported that one victim was shot in the head, the other in the torso.

On Tuesday, media relations officers said the department did not immediately have an update on the condition of the victim who survived the initial shooting.

While overall crime rates are down in JP, Boston and most cities across the nation, the Hyde/Jackson area has seen two homicides this fall.

Less than a month ago, 17-year-old Mason Raymond of Hyde Park was stabbed to death outside the Jackson Square T. A 16-year-old from Dorchester, Ronaldo Cepeda, has been charged with that crime.