Roxbury shooting leaves 27-year-old father dead early Saturday morning

Larry Moore

Larry Moore

A shooting around 1 a.m. Saturday killed Larry Moore, 27, according to Boston police. Moore was pronounced dead at the scene, near 70 Weaver Way in Roxbury.

No arrests had been made as of May 27, according to a police spokesman.

Staco Communications (@staco) posted around the time of the shooting:

The Boston Globe on May 23 reported the shooting and on May 25 reported on Moore’s life and the reaction of neighbors in the Academy Homes housing complex where he died.

Moore had a daughter and was actively trying to prevent street violence, the Globe reported:

Moore managed local rap artists, they said, and was part of a collaborative called IBF, which stands for “I’m Boston Foreva,” and he promoted “Roxbury State of Mind,” a grass-roots movement whose members say they try to heal old rifts and smooth over rivalries among young people at different housing projects. They use music and slogans to try to bring people together.

Group members say they try to stop street violence, the kind Moore fell victim to Saturday morning.

The full text of Boston Police Department’s press release follows:

At about 12:50 AM on Saturday May 23, 2015, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for a person shot at 70 Weaver Way. On arrival, officers located an unidentified black male victim who appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds outside of the address. Medical personnel on scene pronounced the victim deceased at 12:58 AM.

The victim has since been identified as Larry Moore, 27, of Dorchester. 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.

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