Homicide Victim IdentifiedOn Sunday, April 12, 2009, at approximately 2:33am, Officers assigned to Area B-3 (Mattapan), responded to the area of 151 Homestead Street for a report of shots being fired. Upon arrival, Officers located an 18 year-old Hispanic male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced. The victim has been identified as Mario Oviedo, 18, of Mattapan. The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances of this incident. Anyone with information regarding this matter is urged to call the Homicide Unit at 617-343-447. For community members wishing to remain anonymous, they are urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS. You may also text “TIP” to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous. This incident marks the city’s 14th homicide of 2009. In 2008, the city experienced 18 homicides at this time.