Boston Police: Man fatally shot in busy downtown area

Boston police say a man has died after a daytime shooting not far from the city's busy Prudential Center

BOSTON -- Boston police say a man has died after a daytime shooting not far from the city's busy Prudential Center.

A suspect is in custody following the shooting Tuesday morning near a hotel at the intersection of Huntington Avenue and West Newton Street.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross says the victim was shot several times and died after being taken to a hospital.

Police did not immediately identify the victim or the suspect.

Several streets in the downtown area were blocked off, and police urged pedestrians and motorists to avoid the area.