Family of Dorchester shooting victim speaks out
ROXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) -- The family of a young woman shot and killed in Dorchester is speaking out. Police are still looking for the suspected shooter, and they are hoping that a surveillance picture of the vehicle will lead them to the gunman.
Of the four women shot Sunday night, three have died. Their families and police unfortunately don’t have any answers, just a lot of questions.
One of the victims' families said it is not looking for revenge, but for justice for the girls who were gunned down.
Friends and family try hard to console one another, but it is difficult. They don't understand why someone would shoot four girls sitting in a car, among them, 22-year-old Sharrice Perkins.
“The family is hurt by this senseless violence that seems to take place far too often in this city,” said Rev. Gary Adams, a relative of Perkins.
It was close to 9:30 Sunday night when someone open fired on the young women. Monday, police searched Harlem Street again for evidence including shell casings and asked the community for help in locating a white SUV seen near the crime scene at the time of the murders.
“We do have experts from the automotive industry that are attempting to assist us in identifying the exact make and model of the car,” said Commissioner Ed Davis of the Boston Police Department.
Police said they have no motive yet, but they are working many theories. They are fairly certain that the shootings were not random. Mayor Menino said thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims' families.
“We can’t prevent every homicide from happening. But what we can do is learn how and why they have occurred and how to stop a cycle of violence,” said Menino.
Steven Perkins, whose sister Sharrice was one of the women killed, has no idea who would want to hurt her but hope they are found soon.
“I want the people found. Just to get justice. That was my movie star. My sister. My only sister,” said Perkins.
Police patrols have been beefed up in this neighborhood for the time being. Police say they have found significant in evidence this case.