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Still no arrests in shooting of young teenage boy in Hyde Park

“He started screaming, ‘Don't let me die, please don't let me die.’"

Boston police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a teenage boy in Hyde Park. 

Police said Friday no arrests have been made in the case. 

Officers responded to the report of the shooting on Wood Avenue around 10:24 p.m. on Wednesday. 

According to WCVB, the 13-year-old is recovering from his injuries. 

The teen’s friend told the station they were on their way home on Wednesday when two men in a car asked the boys if they were from the area before they drove off and then returned and starting shooting. 

“He got shot three times (in the) legs,” the friend told WCVB. “He started screaming, ‘Don’t let me die, please don’t let me die.’ And I’m like, ‘What do I do?’ Then I called 911.”


A neighbor told the station he heard the boy screaming and brought both teens to the hospital. 

“At first I was just going to call 911, but once he said, ‘Please don’t let me die,’ and started pleading … he’s so young,” Marcel Cannon told WCVB. “Both of them were young. Quicker for me to bring them to the hospital.”

Residents told the station the shooting has shaken the neighborhood. 


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