DORCHESTER (CBS) — The family of 16-year-old Jonathon Dos Santos, who was fatally shot Wednesday while riding his bike, said the teen had feared for his life.

“He was concerned about his safety,” a translator for Dos Santos’ father told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “He had mentioned to his dad that some people had been messing with him.”

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Jennifer Dos Santos, 9, said her brother always took care of her.

“He was nice to me,” Dos Santos said. “Whenever I would come from school, he always used to hug me and say ‘hi.'”

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The teen’s basketball coach told The Boston Globe that Dos Santos was being pressured to join a gang and was afraid that someone within the gang would try to hurt him.

No arrests have been made.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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