Updated: Victim Named in Bunker Hill St Shooting Death

A young man was reportedly shot in the head around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Update: On Friday, Dec. 2, Boston police identified the victim of Tuesday's shooting as Willie Turner, 24, of Boston.

Original Article:

Boston Police say a black male victim in his 20s was shot outside 116 Bunker Hill St. (near the intersection with Lexington Street) around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The victim was transported to Mass. General Hospital and pronunced dead. No arrests have been made yet. The victim's identity, Willie Turner, 24 of Boston, was released on Friday.

News of the shooting was posted as follows on Twitter by @CrimeBoston
"25-year-old man shot to the head on Bunker Hill Street in Charlestown."

On Charlestown Patch's Facebook page, readers say they passed the crime scene during the evening commute -- one even witnessed a "huge pool of blood on the sidewalk. It was very disturbing."

This the second shooting death in the neighborhood in recent months. Anthony Worrell, 28, of Roxbury was shot and killed on Aug. 31 outside Boston Police never reported making any arrests in that case.

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wanting to assist this investigation anonymously can either call the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of all individuals who wish to remain anonymous.

Owen December 03, 2011 at 08:50 AM
I grew up in a part of South Philadelphia that puts the worst neighborhood Boston has to offer to shame. I'm not bragging about that. The pop of gun fire was a relatively common occurance, especially on hot summer nights. An organized neighborhood movement to make things safer would have been wonderful. The difference between there on Charlestown? Organizing a community movement would have been pretty much impossible there. People feared for their lives and the gangs and other violent criminals had no qualms about dealing out death to anyone they thought deserved it. In our community in Boston it is totally possible, and that's a beautiful thing. The place to start is in our own buildings (or next door neighbors for those with houses). Leafleting the town and trying to get everyone looking in the same direction at once would be a lofty goal and hard to manage. But plant the seed with those around you and watch it grow.
Lil Swanson December 05, 2011 at 03:27 PM
Yup you hit the nail right on the head Buzz...the story is ALWAYS..he was a good guy...he was going back to school for his GED so he could get a better job and feed his five kids that are getting wic and welfare...BULLSH**T...get this vermon out of the neighborhood
tasha January 05, 2012 at 01:43 PM
This is an outrage. My grandmother has lived in Charlestown for 22 years and i stayed with her for the last 2. The amount of crimes that are going unheard of, is disturbing. My 6 year old was just getting home with my grandmother minutes before the shooting, as i was on the bus behind the one they were on. Knowing that my own child and grandmother could have got off at that stop witnessed it or have been caught in the crossfire angers me. NO ONE deserves that.
tasha January 05, 2012 at 02:15 PM
there is NOTHING but drugs, gangs, and violence in Charlestown, and it all goes unspoken of. Its a shame with all the families around there, and all the little children that run around and have to listen to the bullshit and walk by and see it also. I've woken up to go to school and work on numerous occasions, and have seen drug addicts sleeping in the hallway of my grandmothers building, I've gone to the stairs and seen of number of needles all over the place. It's disgusting, and yet they just now want to try and put a stop to it.
Owen January 06, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Tasha, You are absolutely wrong. Proof: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/Boston_MA_02129_M37985-60056 http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/7-Adams-St_Boston_MA_02129_M41226-99225 You want to see "NOTHING but drugs, gangs, and violence", then take a stroll around my old stomping grounds in Philly. You'll get an education and finally learn what real crime ridden areas look like. Charlestown is a great neighborhood will a couple rough spots. Welcome to urban living.


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