Homicide Victim IdentifiedOn Sunday, September 20, 2009, at approximately 2:31am, Boston Police Officers assigned out of Area E-18 (Hyde Park), responded to 28 Hillis Road for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, Officers located an unconscious 18 year-old female suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim was soon pronounced as a result of her injuries. The victim has been identified as Paula Castillo, 18, of Dorchester. Homicide detectives are actively investigating this incident and have some promising leads. The preliminary investigation has indicated that this was not a random incident and the victim is believed to have been targeted. The Boston Police Department Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470. Community members who wish to assist these investigations in an anonymous manner should call CrimeStoppers at 1(800)494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department stringently protects the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous. Ms. Paula Castillo is the 39th homicide victim of 2009. In 2008, there had been 45 homicide victims at this time.