BOSTON — Mayor Martin Walsh says Boston’s police department and the city will initiate a gun buyback after a 14-year-old boy was accused of accidentally shooting and killing his 9-year-old brother.
Walsh said city officials and police need help from the community to find out where guns are
The city has been considering a gun buyback for several weeks following nine homicides in January. Police say many were gang-related.
Clergy met with Police Commissioner William Evans and Superintendent in Chief William Gross at the end of January to discuss ways to end the violence. A gun buyback emerged as a possibility.
Walsh says the buyback will now go forward.