No Arrests Made in Double Homicide, Boston Police Asking for Public's Help

Boston Police worked through the night and stood guard Saturday outside the Milfred Hailey apartments in the city's Jamaica Plain neighborhood after a double murder Friday night.

Dozens of police responded Friday to the area of 277 Centre Street where they found two men who had been shot.

CPR was performed at the scene, and both men, who have not been identified, were taken to Boston Medical Center where they later died from their injuries.

One victim was in his 50s. The second victim was in his 20s.

Alaysjia Williams tells NBC10 Boston that the victim in his 20s was a friend of hers. She describes him as a good person who was scheduled to graduate from Salem State University this week.

The state of safety in the neighborhood is debatable, depending on who you ask.

But all neighbors are saddened by the latest shooting.

"I am absolutely shattered of course, as a mother to hear about a 20-year-old who has passed is absolutely shattering because this is just a life full of potential," said one woman.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, who participated in a gun safety meeting just hours before the fatal shooting, shared his disappointment.

"We probably had one of the best summer strategy meetings we've ever had. We talked about a lot of different things and plans for the summer to keep people safe, keep kids safe and last night we have two people killed," Mayor Walsh said Saturday.

Violence often rises along with the temperature in the spring and summer months. It's a troublesome trend sparking the minds of community activists looking for ways to cut the crime.

"I think what we need to do is think about how to incorporate young people into creating spaces and the programs that they want to attend," one woman said.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says the motive for the double homicide is not known. He is asking anyone who saw anything to call police at (617) 343-4470.

The shooting is under investigation.

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