18-Year-Old Killed In Roxbury Shooting

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ROXBURY (WBZ-AM) -- Boston Police are searching for a suspect after a man was shot dead in Roxbury Wednesday night.

The shooting happened shortly after 7 p.m. on Hollander Street. Witnesses reported hearing at least six shots, around the same time that a car crashed nearby. They found an 18-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital, where he died.

Neighbors told WBZ-TV the violence has to stop.

"This is not unusual," one man said. "It's a shame that this happens in my community, because we have a great community. It's very diverse here. It breaks my heart to see this happening."

The victim's name has not yet been released, and detectives are still triyng to determine whether the crash and shooting are connected. The victim becomes the 35th person killed in Boston in 2018.

Deputy Superintendent Marcus Eddings told WBZ-TV that any person shot in Boston is one too many.

"We strive to make Boston the safest city in the country," he said. "Right now, we're at 35 this year, we're even with last year. If we could reduce that to zero, it'd be great."

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Boston Police anonymously at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Chris Fama (@cfama_wbz) reports

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