Grisel Sanchez and her friends thought a walk through Puddingstone Park to buy cigarettes on Tuesday night was going to be just that. Instead, The Boston Globe reports, it marked the end of Sanchez’s life as she became the victim of a shooting that wasn’t meant to target her.
A group of young men sat on a porch ahead of the path Sanchez was walking on. Six shots were fired, and Sanchez was killed instantly. The gunfire was not meant for her, according to two law enforcement officials. The young men fled.
“They just took an innocent life, somebody who never bothered anybody,’’ Angelica Rivera, Sanchez’s sister, told The Globe as she stood inside the park where her sister was killed.
No arrests have been made, but Boston Police Commissioner William Evans said he is determined to find who is responsible. Sanchez was a 31-year-old mother of three.
The tragedy ties into the national discussion on gun control. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who spoke with Evans at Sanchez’s vigil, told The Globe a national registry is needed to track guns.