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Police Continue Search for Suspects Who Shot 6-Year-Old Boy in Roxbury

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    Boston police continue to look for two men, believed to be in their late teens, who may be connected to the shooting of a 6-year-old boy in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood on Sunday night.

    (Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

    Boston police continue to look for two men, believed to be in their late teens, who may be connected to the shooting of a 6-year-old boy in the city’s Roxbury neighborhood on Sunday night.

    Police said a father and son were leaving their home on Copeland Street around 9:30 p.m. when then boy was shot in the back. The boy was rushed to Boston Medical Center and is expected to be OK.

    Authorities said the suspects took off in a silver car. The boy’s father is believed to have been the intended target.

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh called the suspects cowards following the shooting.

    “You missed your target. You hit a 6-year-old boy. You’re not that tough,” Walsh said on Sunday night.

    Back in October, a similar situation occurred when a shooter targeting a father shot his young daughter instead.

    Residents like Coreen Fortunato say they’re tired of seeing this type of violence in Roxbury.

    “It's a bad way to handle problems,” she said. “It's been three or four years that I've heard shots. I won't even leave my house.”

    Anyone with information on Sunday night's shooting is being asked to contact the Boston Police Department.

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