Tuesday morning’s fatal shooting victim identified

The teenager who died after a fatal shooting in Mattapan on Tuesday morning has been identified.

Joshua Morales

Joshua Morales

Joshua Morales, 18, of Boston, was killed in a drive-by shooting Tuesday on Wilmore Street around 8:45 a.m. His friend, a 19-year-old, was also injured in the shooting, according to the Boston Globe. The two lived in a group home under the supervision of the Department of Youth Services.

A friend of Morales’ described him as a “good, fun kid.”

The injured victim is working on recovery, his grandfather told the Globe.

The grandfather said police have been to the home to interview his grandson, but the family has yet to figure out the details of the shooting.

Police are searching for a black Acura seen speeding away from the shooting, and investigators are asking for the public’s help.

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).


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