The station offers 17 bus routes, and about 30,000 passengers use it daily. It is located next to the Area B-2 police station.
Police crime statistics for the neighborhood were not available Friday. The last homicide in the transportation terminal was on Valentine’s Day in 2004. Last year, there were 26 Category 1 crimes, including assaults and robberies, inside and around the Dudley station, and 28 in 2011, MacMillan said.
Commuters expressed shock over the homicide. “It makes me feel sad that these kids today don’t understand the value of life and how short it is,” said Albert Wheeler, 53, who grew up in Roxbury. “This shooting in broad daylight, come on, why did they come shooting at a station? They could have hit an innocent bystander, a kid.”
Sherry Moses, 28, of Roxbury, said she is afraid to visit the station at night. “I feel it’s not safe, so I only come during the daytime,” Moses said.