Menino calls for end to violence after brutal weekend

Boston Mayor Tom Menino is calling for an end to a recent string of violence. (Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters)
Boston Mayor Tom Menino is calling for an end to a recent string of violence. Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

Boston Mayor Tom Menino is calling for an end to the gruesome violence that has plagued the city recently.

According to police, as of Sunday evening, there had been 23 homicides in Boston since Jan. 1, the Globe reported. On Saturday morning, two men and a woman, all in their 20s, were brutally killed inside a home on Intervale Street in the Roxbury neighborhood. While the names of the victims have not yet been released, police did state that the female victim was the mother of twin daughters.

“The mayor has been very concerned about the number of shootings and the violence that’s been happening in our city,”  Dot Joyce, Menino’s spokeswoman, told the Globe. “He was encouraged that they continue to focus on those individuals seeking to do harm in our neighborhoods, including impact players, hot spot areas and following up on other information that could help prevent crime.”

Joyce added that the city is enacting a number of anti-violence campaigns this summer. The Boston Public Health Commission and Boston Centers for Youth and Families will go door-to-door next weekend to help connect children and teens with summer camps and job programs, the Globe continued.

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