Boston has 1st 2 homicides of new year hours apart

On the same day Boston’s new police commissioner promised a crackdown on violent crime, the city had its first two homicides of the new year.

Police say a fight led to a double stabbing in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood at about 6 p.m. Thursday. One man was pronounced dead at the scene. Nineteen-year-old William Earl faces arraignment on a murder charge on Friday. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

The victim’s name was not disclosed.

Police say a man was shot several times in the city’s Roslindale section just after 11 p.m. Thursday. There was no word on arrests in that case.

No names were released.

Boston had a 13-year-low of 40 homicides in 2013.

Mayor Martin Walsh named William Evans police commissioner on Thursday.