A teenaged boy was fatally shot in Charlestown on the night of Tuesday, November 4.
Charlestown police officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at about 9:40 pm. Officers found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was transported to Mass General Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
BPD’s full statement is below:
At about 9:40pm, on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, officers from District A-15 (Charlestown) responded to an outside scene for a person shot in the area of 274 Main Street. On arrival, officers located a 17 year-old male suffering from what appeared to be a gunshot wound. The victim, suffering from life threatening injuries, was transported to Mass General Hospital. The victim has since succumbed to his injuries and been pronounced deceased.
The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.