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Woman Shot, Killed While Participating in Boston's Carnival Parade

1 victim in the shooting at Charlotte and Blue Hill Avenues died

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    A 26-year-old woman was killed in a shooting during a parade in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood Saturday morning. (Published Saturday, Aug 23, 2014)

    A 26-year-old Boston woman was gunned down at a parade in the city's Dorchester neighborhood.

    University of Massachusetts Amherst graduate Dawnn Jaffier was shot and killed in broad daylight Saturday morning. She was participating in the J'Ouvert Parade in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood.

    Jaffier, a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club, was found shot in the head at the corner of Blue Hill Avenue and Charlotte Street. Police say it looks like she was not the intended target.

    Another woman was shot and grazed in the leg. She is recovering at Carney Hospital.

    The parade is part of the day-long Boston Carnival.

    The victim's father, Ian Jaffier, is hoping one of the thousands in attendance saw or heard something.

    "Beautiful person, beautiful heart, always giving to the community," he said. "If anybody's seen anything or has heard anything or can come forward to help the Boston Police solve this murder, it would be greatly appreciated."

    Police questioned a group of people and arrested 18-year-old Keith Williams for illegal possession of a firearm.

    He was not charged with murder.

    Boston Police ask anyone with information to contact them.