BOSTON — Boston police say one young man was shot to death and two others were injured in the same area as a school basketball game was getting out and hundreds of youths poured into the streets.

Police had responded to the city’s Mission Hill neighborhood for reports of a disturbance at about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday when they heard gunfire nearby.

Three victims were located. They were brought to the hospital where one later died. Police Commissioner William Evans says the victims appeared to be in their late teens. No names were released.

Evans says 200 youths left the basketball game during and in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.

Evans believes there were many witnesses and he is asking them to contact investigators.

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