GoFundMe Started, Dorchester Rallies For Grandmother Shot On Porch


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The family of a grandmother who was shot in Dorchester over the weekend has received a flood of support from the community since the news of her death broke.

73-year-old Delois Brown, of Dorchester, was sitting on her front porch with her children and grandchildren at her Olney Street home when she was shot on Saturday. Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins said some of the grandchildren with her on the porch were as young as one year old.

In response to a GoFundMe posted by Brown's daughter, Shirley Brown, donors have given more than $9,400 towards helping the family with funeral costs.

The Dorchester community has rallied around the Brown family in the hours and days after the shooting. Family, friends, neighbors, and political leaders like Mayor Kim Janey gathered at the Brown home Sunday, and a small memorial with lit candles and flowers was set up outside the home.

A neighbor who lived in the other side of Brown's home identified herself to WBZ's Suzanne Sausville as Linda, and said Brown was known as "grandma" and "nanna" even outside her own family.

"She was just a kind-hearted woman who enjoyed sitting on her porch, that was her peace," she said.

Boston Police are still searching for a suspect in the killing.

WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSauzville) reported from the home on Sunday:

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(Photo: Suzanne Sausville/WBZ NewsRadio)


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