Mattapan Community Holds Vigil For Murder Victims

MATTAPAN, Mass. — Boston police continue to search for the person or people responsible for the fatal shootings in Mattapan early Tuesday morning.

Four people were kille,  including a toddler.  A fifth remains in critical condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

“The community is traumatized and shocked. This was an extraordinary event, which was horrific,” said Eugene Rivers, pastor of the Azuza Christian Community Church in Boston.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the shootings were drug-related.

The deaths have rocked the community and last night, about 50 neighborhood residents and community leaders gathered for a vigil in Mattapan, including Gov. Deval Patrick.

“We were more concerned about just hugging people who were crying. And then we had a long prayer. We all joined hands and I think that was a comfort to them,” Patrick said.

Those who attended the vigil called for increased police patrols in the neighborhood.

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  • Briahna Perreira

    Situations like this is very hard..knowing that the police hasn’t made an arrest yet! seeing and hearing about these murders is very very sick.especially when they’re was a baby involed..i wish the best luck to find this mystery killer! an when he is found ! he needs a beat down then the death penalty!!! thats just sick..how can some one kill a baby .like its nothing.its even more sick when they were found naked..we just hope for the best!!! an keep more witness’s around the city!!!

  • Elana

    We need to be out in the streets, saying that we will pay more in taxes to keep our children safe. Our leaders need to take control because we are losing control of our communities.

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