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Man convicted in 2018 murder that killed 2, injured child in park – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BOSTON (WHDH) – A jury convicted a man who fatally shot two people and injured a preschooler in 2018 on two counts of first-degree murder and other charges, according to Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden.

Shortly before 9:45 pm on May 4, 2018, Wilvin Guity-Beckles exited the rear passenger seat of a car and walked into the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments complex in Jamaica Plain. There, he opened fire on a group of about 15 people standing in an indoor park, shooting several bullets into the crowd.

Guity-Beckles hit Christopher Joyce, 23, and Clayborn Blair, 58, killing them. A bullet also graced the ear of a 4-year-old boy, according to Assistant District Attorney John Verner.

Footage from over a dozen surveillance cameras captured Guy-Beckles before, during and after the shooting. The footage shows the shooter wearing distinctively patterned sneakers, which were found in his home during a search.

“This individual opened fire on a group of more than a dozen people, without regard to who his bullets struck or the harm they inflicted. These verdicts can never provide what the victims’ loved ones want and truly deserve – to have their loved ones back in their arms – but they help ensure that the individual who took their lives will not have the opportunity to inflict harm in the community again, Hayden said.

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