Things to Know in the South End Today, Oct. 18: Fatal Shooting Near South End Border

Here are five things going on in the South End and nearby today.

1. Weather: The National Weather Service predicts a warm, sunny day with a high in the 60s. The evening will cloud over and the temperature will drop to the 50s.

2. Fatal Shooting - A 20-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday evening in the area of 85 Southampton Street, close to the South End border. Officers responded to the sound of shots in the area around 6:44 p.m. and discovered athe victim suffering from a gunshot wound.  He was transported to Boston Medical Center with life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officers observed a motor vehicle fleeing the area heading to the Southeast Expressway.  I-93 Southbound was shut down at Melnea Cass Boulevard to look for evidence. 

3. Book Signing: Take a trip over to Chinatown today to meet Bao Phi, a National Poetry Slam finalist and guest on HBO's Def Poetry. His poems and essays are widely published in numerous publications including 2006 Best American Poetry.  Bao Phi will be doing a free book reading and signing at the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (38 Ash St.) See here for more. 

4. Wine Tasting: Stop by Formaggio Kitchen South End (268 Shawmut Ave) to for a special Spanish and Portuguese wine tasting today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Top off your sampling with a swig of funky Basque Cider from Isastegi and a nibble of Jamon Serrano. See here for more information. 

5. Women’s National Book Association of Boston Celebrates National Reading Group Month: Memoirist Kate Whouley (Remembering the Music, Forgetting the Words) hosts a discussion and Q&A with novelists David Gillham (City of Women), Martha Southgate (The Taste of Salt) and Rosie Sultan (Helen Keller in Love) tonight at 6:30 pm. at 140 Clarendon Street. Admission is $20.

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