Leaders angry over shooting of Roxbury toddler
Antonio Planas Monday, October 17, 2016
Mayor Walsh Asks Public To Help ID Suspect Who Shot 2-Year-Old
Witnesses and community leaders are voicing outrage over the second shooting to wound a young girl in Roxbury in less than a week — this time when her gang-member father was targeted, police said.
Saturday afternoon’s brazen gunplay on Winslow Street left a 2-year-old with injuries to her leg and hand. On Oct. 9, a 9-year-old girl was shot and critically injured at a family get-together.
“We’ve had a real bad week. Anyone who has ever loved a child — they’re heartbroken,” said Emmett Folgert of the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, which works to divert kids from gang life.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh said, “This particular case, a father is not willing to step up … That’s a coward right there. And it bothers me…
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