Mattapan fatal shooting victim ID’d as 13-year-old Norwood boy

No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.

Boston police confirmed late Monday night that the teenage male who was shot and killed in Mattapan Sunday morning was 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence, of Norwood.

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Police were called to the scene of the shooting at 119 Babson St. around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Tyler was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the incident, and no arrests have been made.

The Boston Globe reported that Tyler’s family could not be reached for comment Monday night.

Neighbors told the newspaper they heard at least three gunshots before spotting Tyler lying on the ground next to a driveway near the intersection of Babson and Fremont Streets.


The Globe also reported that Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said Lawrence was “targeted,” and that this was not a random act of violence.

“After leaving the scene in Mattapan Sunday I went home and watched football with my son, who is also 13,” Hayden said in a statement Monday night, the Globe reported.

“That’s something this family will never be able to do with Tyler, and the explicit tragedy of that reality is shattering. This is an immeasurable loss for the Lawrence family and for the city.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Boston police at (617) 343-4470.


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