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Boston Police name Rasante Osorio, 14, as victim of fatal Roxbury shooting


Rasante Osorio, 14, of Dorchester was the teen who was shot dead around the corner of Washington and Cobden streets in Roxbury, according to police.

Osorio was shot Monday shortly after noon and transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. BPD released his name on Wednesday. Another juvenile male was shot around the same place and time and was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Residents of the area the Herald spoke with on Tuesday were shocked by the mid-day shooting, and Suffolk District Attorney Kevin Hayden expressed concern about what he sees as an increase in shootings in the area in “broad daylight.”

“There seems to be more and more of them,” he said from the scene on Monday. “And we are concerned with what appears to be an increase in reckless conduct with firearms during the day when people are out in the community.”

The BPD asks people with any information to contact the homicide unit at 617-343-4470, or the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS.


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