Death Investigation in the Area of 61 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury


At about 9:39 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 61 Walnut Avenue in Roxbury. On arrival, officers located a 30-year-old female victim suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide 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.