Male Victim Killed in Mattapan Shooting

Police respond to a shooting in Mattapan.
NBC10 Boston

A man is dead after a shooting Monday evening in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood.

Police responded just after 7:30 p.m. to the intersection of Delhi Street and Violet Street.

Police initially said a male victim was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Boston Police Commissioner William Gross later confirmed that the victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was pronounced dead when EMTs arrived on the scene.

The victim was identified Thursday as 29-year-old Ricardo Bent-Hines of Roxbury.

"We're disappointed in certainly in the uptick of violence recently and we're working as hard as we can with members of law enforcement to find the people who did this and hold them accountable," said Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins.

Gross added that police were canvassing the neighborhood searching for witnesses and surveillance footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-494-TIPS or 617-343-4470.

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