Boston Police identify man shot dead in Roslindale Wednesday

Boston Police: 1 man shot dead in Roslindale

BOSTON — Boston Police have identified the man shot and killed in the city's Roslindale neighborhood on Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded to 27 Rowe St. in Roslindale after receiving a report of a person shot around 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon.

When officers arrived, they found a male victim outside suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

That victim has been identified as Daniel Vo, 24, of Boston. People on Rowe Street did not know if the young man had any connection to the neighborhood.

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Neighbors were alerted to the sound of gunfire and then, a graphic sight of a body laid out in the street next to the sidewalk.

"I heard the three shots and I says, 'Oh boy, that wasn’t fireworks,'" said neighbor Bill Dailey.

It carried through this Roslindale community and caught the attention of those relaxing in the middle of a hot summer afternoon.

"I come out and the next thing I know, there's police everywhere," Daily said.


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Long after the gunshots ceased, police came and went. Neighbors were still left wondering: Who killed a man in his 20's found dead just feet from their homes, and why?

"It’s a kid my age. That's just sad. You had your whole life ahead of you. I can't imagine being in his shoes," said neighbor Dave Manganiello.

Less than 30 minutes after the shooting, Sky25 hovered above another police scene on American Legion Highway, about a mile away, and captured footage of an officer taking four men into custody.

Boston 25 blurred their faces because investigators haven’t definitely confirmed if any of the men have any involvement in the shooting or if they’re being charged with any crime.

"It’s still an active investigation. We’re trying to ascertain if there’s any connection to this scene," Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said during an afternoon press conference.

"We are interviewing people, we are talking to folks. We're talking to several people," Gross said.

Commissioner Gross stopped short of calling any of those people potential suspects or even persons of interest, which leaves neighbors who been searching for more information waiting for answers in the wake of gunfire and death.

Police aren't saying if they have any indication of what led to the shooting.

His death was Boston's 23rd homicide so far this year, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said during a press conference late Wednesday afternoon.

"The officers are canvassing the neighborhood alng with homicide detectives looking for witnesses, any video," Gross said.

Gross asked the public to come forward to police with any information on the fatal shooting.

No arrests have been made yet.

"These should not be happening, these homicides," Gross said.

More than a dozen police cruisers responded to the scene.

Neighbor Noemy Vides says she’s sorting through a lot of anxiety.

"Looking above my shoulder, looking behind my shoulder.. Should I go out?" she said.

She said she won’t be going out more than she has to, until she finds out more about the gunfire and death steps from her front door.

"I have felt safe and not right now," she said.