Police Searching for Suspect Who Shot and Killed Man in Mattapan - NECN

Police Searching for Suspect Who Shot and Killed Man in Mattapan



    Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Matapan

    Police are looking for the suspect who shot and killed a man on Evelyn Street in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

    (Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018)

    Police are searching for the suspect involved in a fatal shooting that occurred inside a house in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

    The shooting occurred at 10:40 a.m. at 50 Evelyn St., according to Boston police. A man was shot in the stomach and taken to Boston Medical Center, where he later died.

    "This does not appear to be a random act at all," said Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross. "The parties are known to each other."

    Word of the shooting spread quickly with many neighbors going outside to take a look at the scene for themselves. Some are frustrated that a shooting happened in their neighborhood.

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    Bernadette Campbell, the landlord of the home where the shooting happened, is devastated by the fatal incident.

    "These kids are going to grow up without a father," she said of the victim's children.

    Campbell said the victim is a father of two who lived alone and had been renting from her for a year and a half. She said he never caused any problems as a tenant.

    "He has kids and I'm pretty sure they visit him every now and again," she said.

    Campbell said she heard some arguing with his girlfriend from time to time.

    "A little argument every now and then, you know? People fight. That's natural and that's not to say anything bad is going around."

    Everyone on Evelyn Street is eager for answers.

    "I'm trying to get the scoop and they won't let me get the scoop," neighbor Maple Walker said.

    No arrests have been made, but the investigation remains active. 

    Tuesday's shooting is the second shooting in the city in less than 12 hours.

    Already this year, there have been 17 fatal shootings in the city, compared to just 11 for the same period in 2017. That's more than a 50 percent uptick.

    Earlier this month, two innocent bystanders were killed when a man opened fire on a group of about 15 people in a park outside a Jamaica Plain apartment complex.

    Overall, the total number of shootings — including fatal and non-fatal — in the city is down almost 20 percent from last year.

    "Too many guns on the street," Gross said. "We all need each other's help in making these the safest neighborhoods possible."

    Anyone with information on Tuesday's shooting is asked to call 617-343-4470 or 1-800-494-TIPS if they want to remain anonymous.

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