A teenager who was shot and killed Friday afternoon in a playground near the Boston Police Department headquarters has been identified.
D’Andre King-Settles, 17, was shot and killed in Mission Hill around 4 p.m. Friday. King-Settles was shot near 60 Annunciation Rd., in the playground next to the apartment complex where he lived, according to the Boston Globe.
King-Settles was pronounced dead at the scene.
One witness described hearing gunshots, then seeing three shooters fleeing, then returning toward King-Settles, and shooting more.
The witness told the Boston Globe:
He was in his apartment when he heard four or five shots. When he looked out his window, he said, King-Settles was just out of view, but he could see three shooters. Two of them were still close to King-Settles, he said, and the third was further away, maybe 50 yards. For a split second, they were all running away.
Then, he said, the two closer shooters turned back toward King-Settles; when the third saw them turn, he turned too. The two closer shooters fired another
four or five shots, said the man. The third shooter appeared to recognize that King-Settles was dead, said the man, and ran away. The other two also fled. The man could see King-Settles’s feet after he fell to the ground, he said.
Friends described King-Settles as sweet and goofy, who loved to ride his bicycle and would often offer to help neighbors. He had talked about going to Bunker Hill Community College, or joining the Army Reserves, the Globe reported.
In 2011, King-Settles’ older brother, Richard T. King Jr., was stabbed to death in July 2011. No arrest has been made in connection with that murder.
Police continue to investigate King-Settles’ murder and have not made an arrest. Anyone with information is asked to
call the Boston Police Department’s homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.
Anonymous tips can be made by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS, or by texting the word TIP to CRIME (27463).