RIVER STREET AND THORN STREET DEATH INVESTIGATION

Last night, at about 10:05 pm officers from District 18 responded to a radio call for shots fired at River Street and Thorn Street in Mattapan. On arrival, officers observed a black male suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. The victim, later identified as 22-year-old Steven Sydney of Milton, was transported to Boston Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.The Boston Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Sydney. Investigators urge anyone with information about this incident to contact them at 617-343-4470 or the Crime Stoppers Tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS.