Victim Identified in Shooting Death in Mattapan

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – In the Area of Blue Hill Avenue and Walk Hill Street in Mattapan.

At about 10:54 pm on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, Officers assigned to District B3 (Dorchester/Mattapan) responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Walk Hill Street. On arrival, officers located Diamante Nicholson, 25, of Mattapan suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking anyone with information relative to this investigation to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.Community members wishing to assist 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 assist 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 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.