Death Investigation in the Area of 39 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Roxbury


At about 11:30 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 39 Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located two male victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. One male victim believed to be in his early 40's, was treated at an area hospital for a non-life threatening injury to his lower leg. The second victim, a male believed to be in his late 30's was taken from the scene to an area hospital and was later pronounced deceased. At this time no arrests are reported and the investigation is active and ongoing.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Homicide Unit detectives 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.