Mother who lost 3 sons to gun violence in 6 months shares her story

Mother who lost 3 sons to gun violence in 6 months shares her story

Just over a year ago, Niva Scott was a mother of five, but within six months time she's had to bury three of her sons.

All victims of gun violence, Scott has had to deal with unimaginable grief in such a short period of time.

“I don’t think any mother guesses that their children would die first just not the order of things," said Scott.

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Her youngest was 28-year-old Malachi Mims, who was shot and killed on Nov. 16, 2017 in Cambridge by two men police say were trying to steal his marijuana.

“I say that if they only knew my son Malachi, everyone loved him from the minute they met him,” said Scott.

Malachi's older brother Thomas Pomare flew in from California for the funeral and was staying with friends in Attleboro.

The 34-year-old was sleeping on the couch when police say two men broke into the home. Pomare startled them and was shot in the head.

"He already had two daughters and she was pregnant with the son that he always wanted – he was delivered in June," said Scott.

This past March, Scott's oldest son 38-year-old Keith Pomare was also murdered when he drove by a shooting in Mattapan and was struck by a bullet.

His killer is still on the loose.

Two men are facing murder charges for Thomas' death and just this week a second person, a 17-year-old boy, was charged for Malachi's death.

“If these children really knew, I mean it’s so quick to pull the trigger and they destroy whole family," said Scott.

Scott attended all of their arraignments.

“I didn’t even want to tell anyone because I felt like an outcast – like what are people going to say, this lady lost three boys," said Scott. “Of course we learn how to move on and live, but we never really know true happiness again, it’s over.”

Boston Police continue to search for Keith Pomare's killer.