Death Investigation in the area of 5 Leyland Street

At about 11:49 AM, on Thursday, July 6, 2023, officers assigned to District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to the area of 5 Leyland Street for a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist in this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125.