Police identify Boston’s first homicide victim of 2016

Police have identified the teenage victim of Sunday’s fatal East Boston shooting.

Boston police responded to a report of a shooting early Sunday morning on Falcon Street to find 16-year-old Christofer Perez-De la Cruz suffering from gunshot wounds. Perez-De la Cruz was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said. He is Boston’s first homicide victim of 2016.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident and ask that anyone with information contact detectives at 617-343-4470.

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