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Published: 10/9/2019 10:27:54 PM
Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Everett

EVERETT — Authorities say two suspects are being sought in connection to a fatal shooting north of Boston.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan in a statement says a male victim in his 20s was shot at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in Everett.

The man was taken to Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital in Everett where he was pronounced dead. His name wasn’t released.

There have been no arrests, but Everett Police Chief Steve Mazzie said on his official Twitter account that two suspects were spotted leaving the area after the shooting.

He asked anyone with information about the shooting to contact police.

Judge weighs lawsuit on ending of Liberian immigrant program

WORCESTER — A federal judge in Massachusetts is weighing the Trump administration’s request to dismiss a lawsuit challenging its decision to end a humanitarian program allowing Liberian immigrants to live and work in the country.

Judge Timothy Hillman is holding a hearing Wednesday in Worcester federal court in a lawsuit filed on behalf of 15 Liberian immigrants.

The March lawsuit challenges the administration’s 2018 decision to end the Deferred Enforced Departure program, which dates to 2007.

But the U.S. attorney’s office argues the decision is within the president’s constitutional authority to conduct foreign affairs. It also argues he has since extended the program for the roughly 4,000 Liberians that qualify through March 31, 2020.

Lawyers for the Liberians counter the decision was motivated by “racial animus” and the administration’s “discriminatory immigration agenda.”

Two guns in 3 days found in luggage at Boston airport

BOSTON — Federal airport security officials say two times in three days they have found guns in travelers’ luggage at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration in a statement Wednesday said a 9 mm gun loaded with 10 bullets, including one in the chamber, was found in an Uxbridge man’s luggage on Tuesday. The gun was spotted when the man’s belongings entered the X-ray machine.

State police confiscated the handgun, questioned the man and issued him a summons.

The TSA says a .38 revolver and five loose bullets were found in a Worcester County man’s luggage on Sunday. He was questioned by police and allowed to leave the airport to secure the weapon.

The TSA didn’t release names.

From Associated Press

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