An online memorial fund to honor 21-year-old Dorchester native Andrew McGee, who was fatally shot last year, raised almost $2,000 in hopes of creating a college scholarship fund in his name.
McGee was killed in a double shooting just before 11 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Dorchester, Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley’s office said. An unidentified 19-year-old male, whom family have identified as McGee’s cousin, Ron, was also injured, according to a press release from Conley’s office.
McGee was visiting family in Dorchester with his cousin when they were shot, the personal website created by his family says.
Both men were shot in front of a home on Whitman Street and McGee was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, the press release said.
The investigation into his death is ongoing, Conley’s office said.
Andy was born and raised in Boston. Before that senseless and horrible event that Saturday evening, Andy lived happily with his Mom Della. Andy was her only child and so Andy and his Mom were not just Mother and son, they were pals. Because Andy was her only son, Della was strict when it came to raising him. She diligently kept her son off the streets and out of the trouble so many young men find themselves in when living in a big city.
- See more at the online fundraiser
At about, 10:52pm on Saturday, November 16, 2013, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to shot spotter activation in the area of8 Whitman St, Dorchester.
Upon arrival officer observed two male victims on the ground outside the address suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to Boston Medical Center. One of the male victims was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. The victim was later identified as Andrew McGee, 21, of Dorchester.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members who wish to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department is only interested in your information, not your identity.