Seventy-three year-old grandmother Delois Brown was shot and killed on her porch on Olney street in Dorchester on Saturday. There were children playing on the porch when it happened. Police say she was not the intended target. There have been and will be myriad conversations about the crime itself. We talk about the trauma for families, neighborhoods, and communities, and search to better understand how the city responds to that trauma and supports those experiencing it on the ground. We speak with Mark Scott, Director of the Division of Violence Prevention at the Boston Public Health Commission, and Isaac Yablo, a data and impact specialist with SOAR Boston, the city's program for Street Outreach, Advocacy and Response.
This segment aired on April 13, 2021.