Shot dead ‘young child’ killed in Boston borough, mayor says

A young man was fatally shot on a Boston neighborhood street just before sunset Wednesday evening, police said. The incident happened around 7.30pm along Ellington Street. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the victim was a “young child,” but authorities declined to provide any additional information about the victim. “Whenever there is an incident of gun violence in our community, it is absolutely unacceptable,” Wu said. “When we see the loss of life, and especially of a young child, we are all robbed of the potential, of the life, that was before this youngster. I am deeply devastated and here with members of the community to say we need to get guns off our streets.” The shooting took place in the Erie-Ellington Playground area, located at the corner of Ellington and Erie streets. “When someone as young as him tragically loses his life to gun violence, I will echo what the mayor said,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden. “We must tackle these weapons and remove them from our streets.” “One homicide in our city is one too many, they’re all tragic, but when it happens to someone at a young age, what happens to a young teenager, it obviously strikes right at the heart and the very fabric of our communities and our children,” Hayden said. “Our hearts go out to this community. It goes to this young man’s family.” “There’s been a very quick response here and there’s still a lot of evidence being gathered and a lot of information coming in,” Hayden said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Detectives at 617-343-4470.

A young man was fatally shot on a Boston neighborhood street just before sunset Wednesday evening, police said.

The incident happened around 7.30pm along Ellington Street.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the victim was a “young child,” but authorities declined to provide any additional information about the victim.

“Whenever there is an incident of gun violence in our community, it is absolutely unacceptable,” Wu said. “When we see the loss of life, and especially of a young child, we are all robbed of the potential, of the life, that was before this youngster. I am deeply devastated and here with members of the community to say we need to get guns off our streets.”

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The shooting took place in the Erie-Ellington Playground area, located at the corner of Ellington and Erie streets.

“When someone as young as him tragically loses his life to gun violence, I will echo what the mayor said,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden. “We must come to grips and take these weapons off our streets.”

“One homicide in our city is one too many, they are all tragic, but when it happens to someone at a young age, which happens to a young teenager, it obviously strikes at the very heart and in the very fabric of our communities and our children,” Hayden said. “Our hearts go out to this community. It goes to the family of this young man.”

“There’s been a very quick response here and there’s still a lot of evidence being gathered and a lot of information coming in,” Hayden said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Boston Police Detectives at 617-343-4470.

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