Police are investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon in Roxbury where a man was shot and killed.
Police say the shooting happened in the area of 76 Homestead St. The victim was found on the sidewalk when police arrived at the scene. The victim was taken to Boston Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
According to Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, the victim was in his mid-20's. Evans also said police received a description of two men leaving the scene following the shooting.
"We don’t know whether it’s gang related at this time either or what a motive is," said Evans.
Following a week where others were injured in separate shootings, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh expressed his concern that none of the victims are helping investigators.
"And the thing that’s frustrating about it, not one of them are talking. No one wants to say anything. You didn’t see anything? You got shot and you didn’t see anything?" said Walsh.
Both the mayor and the police commissioner are asking anyone who has information on today's shooting or others that happened recently to speak up to help the community.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
The Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team also offers community members wanting to discuss distressing events free, private support. Residents can contact (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.