UPDATE: Victim identified as Eleanor Maloney.
Around 5 p.m. at 10 Mattapan St., off Blue Hill Avenue.
WCVB reports the murder victim was an innocent bystander - a 74-year-old woman.
2019 murders in Boston.
That is very sad, my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family
That is so heartbreaking. I'm so sad. What a horrible shame.
Question? Boston has had 10 murders so far judging by your count but Bpdnews says 7(now 8) why does it seem like Boston always under reports there homicides?
If a homicide or crime occurs on the MBTA, Massport or parks and roads under MSP jurisdiction BPD will not carry the stat.
So I don't know where the lower number comes from.
They don't show Jassy Correia in the A1 stats, do maybe that's because it's a federal case or because it didn't happen in Boston, but that still leaves three others.
By the year's end the numbers seem to line up. I think the bigger issue is the lack of reporting of shots fired calls. Murders and shootings can be down, but if you listen to scanner any given day you will hear calls for shots fired with ballistics recovered. Gunshots, even when they miss, are violent crime and impact quality of life for many neighborhoods in boston.
This is an absolute disgrace. Enough is enough. Save the gun control arguments, we have enough gun laws in this state. The state of Massachusetts needs to get SERIOUS about the penalties for illegal gun possession. Want to change things here? Impose a 10 year mandatory for possession of an illegal firearm, period. Until we make illegal possession require serious time, you will have scumbags carrying firearms and doing stupid shit like this. Responsibke gun owner would back a plan like this because legal gun owners are not out commiting these crimes. And the beat goes on.
I feel horrible for the family of this elderly victim.
That allow for easy street selling, buying and gifting. Take away . National gun registry and close the gun show loophole that allows UNREGISTERED guns to be sold to UNLICENSED people. This idiot would not have been sold this gun because the original buyer could not sell it.
flat out wrong - more time does work - and guess what, it keeps shithead scumbags off the streets - thereby preventing them from using illegal guns again.
I am a gun owner and I abide by the laws - I am for more uniform national gun laws. I understand the need for strong control and I have taken the lengthy steps (time, money, interviews, qualifications, etc.) to do things required by law.
the illegal gun used by the scumbag drug dealer in the back bay last night was stolen from the residence of a legal gun owner in NH. Stronger gun laws would not prevent that. But make it know on the streets of Boston that if you are in possession of an illegal firearm, you are going away for 10 years MANDATORY, things would change real quick.
Yes, have strict gun laws, but also make the penalty for illegal possession so severe that it will accomplish two things (deter most scumbags from carrying, and take the rest of the gun-toting scumbags off our streets for a long time).
Until we do that, all of the "thoughts and prayers" won't solve shit. empty talk.
What is the downside
If so, can you explain how any of what you wrote would prevent a house from being robbed, and a stolen gun from being sold? Do you think burglars will start avoiding houses that are listed in the national gun registry, and stolen goods fences will only sell stolen guns after running a full background check and ensuring buyer has a valid license?
And more time absolutely does work - you can’t shoot anyone if you’re locked up, and all your buddies will think long and hard before picking up that “chrome” after seeing your gun-toting ass getting locked up for ten years knowing same fate awaits them. A year max if they get really unlucky and get one of those 1-in-100 asshole judges who are forgetting they’re in MA isn’t much of a deterrent, guaranteed ten years every single time definitely is.
keep the gun laws - but drop the HAMMER on those that break them.
I would like the first extend my incredible deepest sympathies to the family friends and community of this precious love one. My heart in my prayers are with you. To the other remaining survivors of this violence is equally pray for your quick and full recovery.
I would like to thank the city of Boston street workers for your presence after this most tragic incident.
I witnessed you and others attempting to support and comfort this family and community during this unwarranted unprovoked careless act of violence.
Good job Lisa.
We need more surveillance installed in the streets to help in identifying shooters. Warmer weather coming will guarantee the increase of gun violence in Mattapan, Dorchester and Roxbury. Please let's have safer neighborhoods.
Drive by shootings aren’t accidents, surely someone knows who did it. I hope there is cooperation with the police to find the murderer.
Often enough, innocent people get gunned down as well, which is grossly unfortunate.
when an innocent bystander pays for it with his/her life, it's even more horrifying.
I was playing Basketball (HORSE) in Norfolk Park when out of nowhere two separate bursts of gunfire started. Everyone stopped and looked towards the intersection of Norfolk and Blue Hill Avenue. Less than 3 minutes later sirens were blaring. That's damn good response time for the BPD. I'm pretty sure we have shot detectors installed in our area.
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