BOSTON — Boston Police identify the young boy who was shot and killed in Boston’s Mattapan neighborhood on Sunday.
Tyler Lawrence, 13, of Norwood was shot just before 12 p.m. Sunday in the area of 119 Babson St. Officers found Lawrence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds
Police said Boston Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene, but the victim died of his injuries before he could be taken to a hospital. Police have not released a description of the suspect or suspects involved, and investigators are not speculating on a motive in the murder.
Neighbors told Boston 25 News that they heard between three and five gunshots and then saw the teenager’s lifeless body in a driveway.
“That is somebody’s child,” said one neighbor, who didn’t want her name published. “It is just sad how many young people are dying, and it’s sad that nobody is speaking up.”
The Suffolk County District Attorney, Kevin Hayden released a statement following the fatal shooting.
“After leaving the scene in Mattapan Sunday I went home and watched football with my son, who is also 13. That’s something this family will never be able to do with Tyler, and the explicit tragedy of that reality is shattering. This is an immeasurable loss for the Lawrence family and for the city,” Hayden said.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the BPD Homicide Division at 617-343-4470.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27463.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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