At about 22:54 hours on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Officers assigned to District B3 (Dorchester/Mattapan) responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Walk Hill Street for over 25 rounds in two locations. On arrival, officers located an adult male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound inside of a blue motor vehicle on Walk Hill Street. Officers Immediately began to render aid while requesting EMS their location. Boston EMS quickly arrived and declared that the man was in traumatic cardiac arrest.
The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased. According to sources close to the investigation this incident is because being considered targeted with no active threat of violence to the community. As investigators processed the scene, numerous bullet holes could be noted in the rear of vehicle of where the victim was found, indicating that he was the intended target of the shooting.
Boston Police officials were unwilling to provide any further information on the incident. At this time it is believed that they have no suspects and no arrests have been made in the incident. Investigators will continue to seek justice in this heartbreaking act of senseless violence.
The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.
To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.