First shooting in Boston in 2017, kills a 19 year-old

A 19-year-old young man, and a father to a young boy was shot to death on Monday near a community center in the Orchard Gardens housing development in Roxbury becoming Boston’s first homicide victims of 2017, according to the police.

Khisean Desvarieux; Pic Credit: Facebook

Khisean Desvarieux

The shooting occurred on Dearborn Street at around 7:27 p.m. Monday, near a community center that houses the Boys & Girls Club’s Orchard Gardens Club.  When the officers arrived on the scene, they located a 19-year-old male victim suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. The victim was identified as Khisean Desvarieux.

As per a Globe report, witnesses declined to give their names out of fear but described that the five gunshots sounded like “4th of July”.

Several messages have been left for Desvarieux by friends and family on Facebook One message reads as, “I knew & worked with the kid. He’s was cool, it’s a damn shame bro. My condolences go out to his family and friends.

No arrests have been made so far and no information has been made available on the possible motive behind this violence.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit continues to actively investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call Boston Police Homicide Detectives directly at (617) 343-4470


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