At about 8:47 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, officers from District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for two persons shot in the area of 19 Wilmore Street.
On arrival, officers located two males, both in their late teens, suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to area hospitals where one of the victims was treated for non-life threatening injuries while the other victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Joshua Morales, 18, of Boston.
The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with any information, albeit large or small, is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.
Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.