DORCHESTER (CBS) – For the eighth time in ten days a person has been shot and killed in Boston.
The latest homicide happened late Monday night in Dorchester.
Police were called to Charles and Ditson streets around 9:30 p.m. and found a 24-year-old woman shot dead in a car. She was later identified as Alicia Restrepo of Boston. There have been no arrests.
A resident told WBZ-TV she heard seven gunshots outside her home at the time of the shooting. Neighbors say the series of deadly shootings has made them nervous.
“I used to feel safe around here, but not anymore,” said Yashira Torres, who lives nearby.
“To those residents, you have every right to be concerned, but it strengthens the point that some people need to go to jail, they don’t need to be out on the street. Neighborhoods do not need to be re-victimized by individuals who are repeatedly committing the same type of crimes, yet they’re out on the streets,” Police Commissioner William Gross told reporters overnight.
Investigators want to talk to anyone who may have been on or near Leroy Street, Ditson Street, Charles Street or Geneva Avenue at the time of the shooting.
Monday’s shooting was the 47th homicide in Boston this year, compared to 43 at this time in 2017. It happened near Vinson Street where a 19-year-old man was shot and killed last week. Police are trying to figure out if the two incidents are connected.
“I think in some of these gun cases, I think we need to go tougher with them. I think we need to start holding people accountable that have access to these guns,” Mayor Marty Walsh said.