Tragedy in Mattapan
“On behalf of my constituents in the First Suffolk District, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of the 9 year-old boy who was tragically shot to death this morning,” said Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. “As authorities investigate the circumstance of the shooting, my office stands ready to assist his family and neighbors in this difficult time.”
Senator Forry continued, “Sadly, we have witnessed this sort of unspeakable tragedy far too often in the city of Boston. This terrible loss of a young life is an awful reminder of the dangers of firearms. It is incumbent upon all of us to speak up and assist in policing our neighborhoods and ensuring gun safety. Today, I ask anyone who believes that an illegal firearm may be in their home to call Boston Police and arrange for its safe disposal,” concluded Senator Forry.
According to the Boston Globe, a 14-year-old boy was charged in the fatal shooting of his 9-year-old brother inside the family’s home in Mattapan today.
Investigators believe the older boy was “recklessly” handling the gun when it when off, hitting his 9 year-old brother. Apparently, no one in the family knew the 14 year-old had the gun. Boston Police responded to a home on Morton Street at approximately 11:30 am.
Senator Dorcena Forry represents South Boston, Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park.
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Just wondering why State Representative Nick Collins is never quoted on your site?
Hi there! I’d be happy to post anything that Rep. Collins is up to but unfortunately, he never sends anything to us!