The Globe's editorial board wrote after the recent deaths in Mattapan: "THE SCENE of carnage on a Mattapan side street yesterday evoked the systematic atrocities of some war-torn land — a toddler and a woman killed without mercy and three naked male victims sprawled in the street nearby, two dead of gunshots and one just barely alive."

Do you agree? Did it evoke the "systematic atrocities of some war-torn land."