Roxbury shooting victim dies

Boston Police had Crawford St. blocked off.
Boston Police had Crawford St. blocked off. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

Boston police are investigating after a man was fatally shot in Roxbury late Tuesday afternoon, in what was the second homicide of the year in the city.

Boston Police Commissioner William Gross told reporters at the scene that officers responded to 42 Crawford St. for a report of shots fired shortly after 4:30 p.m. There, authorities found a black vehicle that was struck by bullets.

At nearby 10 Howland St., police found a man believed to be in his late 20s suffering from gunshot wounds.

Tuesday evening, the crime scene was still active, Gross said.

Police believe that the man may have been shot while seated in the black vehicle, then exited the vehicle and fled to Howland Street, said Gross.


“For the neighborhoods, for the residents, we owe no allegiance to anybody that would shoot somebody at 4:30 in the afternoon,” said Gross.

Gross said there was no indication of motive and said police did not know if the victim was from the neighborhood or if he was alone in the car when the shots rang out.

No arrests have been made as of early Tuesday evening. Police were canvassing the area on Tuesday for witnesses and video.

Gross encouraged the public to share information with investigators by calling 1-800-494-TIPS or 617-343-4470.

Martin Finucane of the Globe staff contributed. Danny McDonald can be reached at Daniel.McDonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @danny__mcdonald.