Dorchester Shooting Victim Laid To Rest05:55

This article is more than 8 years old.
Sharrice Perkins. (Photo Courtesy)
Sharrice Perkins. (Photo Courtesy)

Family and friends gathered today for the funeral of one of the victims of last week's shooting in Dorchester. Three of the four women who were shot have passed away.

On Thursday, Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis said the crime was gang-related. On Sunday, 200 people gathered in Dorchester's Franklin Field for a peace rally.

Milton Jones, of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, called for witnesses to step forward at Sunday's "Shake The City" rally.

If you see something, say something — is that not right? Get that language of snitching out of your vocabulary. It means absolutely nothing. What that means is allow our kids to die.

Sharrice Perkins was only 22 years old when she died.

The motivation for last week’s shooting is unclear.


  • Delores Handy, WBUR reporter


This segment aired on August 20, 2012.