The Boston Police Department has released the name of the victim in a fatal shooting that took place last Wednesday in the city's Roxbury neighborhood.
David Wood, 51, of Boston, was shot and killed on April 27 in the area of Wabeno and Wyoming streets.
Officers responded to a call for a person shot around 11:40 a.m. and found Wood suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on scene.
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“I don’t know if it was a professional but he was a mechanic and he helped people in the neighborhood fixing their cars. He was a wonderful, stand-up guy," said Janet Uzoma, who said she knew Wood.
Nestor Hernandez, a resident who heard the gunshots says that people in his neighborhood are afraid.
“In 14 years living here I never see anything like this before. Things going worse day by day. Everybody have to stay home because people are afraid to go out because you never know what’s going on," Hernandez said.
A school close to the shooting was put in a "Safe Mode" lockdown for 10 minutes after the shots were heard.
“It’s sad and disheartening to arrive on scene and look across the street at a school and see a bunch of kids in safe mode peering out the window wondering what’s going on," Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said.
Police are asking for the public's help in this investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at 617-343-4470 or the tip line at 1-800-494-TIPS.