BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM)--Boston Police respond in force to a shooting on Columbia Road in Dorchester Friday night. Over 20 officers and Commissioner William Gross appeared at the scene where a man was found with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Just hours before the victim was discovered, Boston city leaders held a community meeting to address the violence of this past week after six people were killed, 5 over last weekend alone. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Commissioner Gross were united saying one homicide is too many and we have to work together to stop the cycle of violence.
This past week's victims include a 26-year-old man gunned down on Mass Ave in Roxbury, a gas station clerk gunned down in an attempted robbery, and two shootings less than one mile apart in Mattapan. Boston has seen 46 homicides so far this year.