Boston police are investigating the slaying of a 14-year-old boy, who was gunned down while walking with two friends along Cummins Highway near the Hyde Park-Mattapan line Wednesday afternoon.
Deyquan Gomez was shot twice in the abdomen while in the area of 619 Cummins Highway. He was brought to Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The shooting happened at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officials would only say that the shooting does not appear to be random.
"The police commissioner is concerned with any shooting, but given the young age of the victim it's particularly disturbing," police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll said this afternoon. "He has made it very clear that the department is to track down every lead to find the person responsible for this."
Gomez, a freshman at Jeremiah Burke High School in Dorchester, lived with his grandmother, three siblings, and aunts and cousins at his grandmother’s home in Hyde Park.
He was remembered today as a popular teenager who may have started to hang out with the wrong crowd, but did not deserve to be gunned down the way he did.
“I never saw him doing something so bad that someone would kill him,” his grandmother, Patricia Gomez, said this morning, holding back tears. “I don’t know why someone would kill him, I don’t.”
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