Man fatally shot Sunday morning in Roxbury

A man was fatally shot early Sunday near the People’s Baptist Church in Roxbury, Boston police said.

Officers, responding to reports of shots fired in the area, arrived at Tremont and Camden streets about 4:30 a.m., police said in a statement.

They found a man, who appeared to be in his 20s, suffering from gunshot wounds, the statement said.


Paramedics rushed the victim, whose identity was not released, to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police said.

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Several residents on Sunday night were upset to learn that there had been an early morning shooting and lamented the occasional outbursts of violence in the neighborhood.

“It’s just sad to hear that,” said Joeline Goode, 27, who lives in an apartment near the scene of the shooting.

Then she turned to her 11-year-old son and said, “That’s why you don’t go out there.”

Goode said she did not hear shots on Sunday, even though she was home at the time of the shooting.


“It happens every now and then, but I never see or hear it,” she said.

Another neighbor, Eorbo Perez, who was not home at the time of the shooting, said there is occasional violence in the area, but he generally feels safe.

No further information about the shooting or the victim was available Sunday night.

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