Kanagala Seshadri Rao: Boston University grad student shot, killed in Allston (UPDATED)

Boston University students go to and from class along Commonwealth Avenue.
NICOLAUS CZARNECKI/METRO

Police on Saturday identified the Boston University graduate student who was fatally shot in Allston early Thursday morning.

Kanagala Seshadri Rao, 24, of Brighton, was found near 112 Allston St., suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Boston police and Boston University.

“Our prayers go out to the Rao family and friends,” BU President Robert A. Brown said in a statement. “We are all deeply saddened by his death.”

Rao was originally from India, according to the Globe.

Police have yet to make an arrest.

Officers responded to the area of Allston Street and Glenville Avenue about 2:30 a.m.

The school sent an alert to members of the university community Thursday morning.

“A Boston University graduate student was killed in an apparent shooting shortly after midnight in Allston. Boston Police Homicide unit is investigating the case along with the Boston University Police. There are no suspects and there have been no arrests,” the alert said.

Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after the shooting, there was little sign that a crime had taken place. Some yellow police tape remained tied to a utility pole.

The shooting rattled members of the neighborhood, which is popular with students.

“It’s just scary,” said Lauren Dustin, who is also a BU grad student. She was walking her dog past the crime scene Thursday afternoon. “I’ll definitely have to be careful when walking around at night.”

Emily Roberts, 23, lives near the corner where the shooting occurred.

She said she woke up to someone ringing her doorbell and saw the police lights flashing outside her window.

“No one ever wants to hear something like that happened,” she said. “I’m hoping it’s an isolated incident.”


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

'Barack Obama cheats on Michelle' claims Japanese politician…

A senior Japanese politician has marred Barack Obama's official visit to Tokyo with bizarre claims that the President cheats on his wife Michelle. Kazuyuki Hamada,…

International

British Royal family devastated by freak NY death…

The British royals have been left devastated by the death of Mark Shand, younger brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, after a freak fall in…

Local

DA: Homeless man severely beat by men in…

Two former college football players pleaded not guilty to the alleged severe beating of a homeless man in Allston earlier this year.

National

Hamas, Abbas's PLO announce reconciliation agreement

The Gaza-based Islamist group Hamas and President Mahmoud Abbas's Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) agreed on Wednesday to a unity pact.

Television

‘Survivor: Cagayan’ recap: Episode 9

It was only an hour-long episode, but there's a lot to cover this week. The drama of Survivor strikes again as the identity of the…

Going Out

Thursty: Revamped Audubon is back in action

Having been a long time fan of Trina's Starlite Lounge in Inman Square, one of my only complaints about the place is that there's only…

Entertainment

Here's what to do in Boston this weekend

MUSIC Huun Huur Tu Friday, 8 p.m. First Church in Cambridge 11 Garden St., Cambridge $28, 617-876-4275 www.worldmusic.org This group comes from the tiny nation…

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 23: 'Suburgatory,' 'Modern…

'Suburgatory' The men of "Suburgatory" go camping and Tessa mentors a social outcast in a Miss Chatswin contest, which brings her, once again, into conflict…

NFL

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24…

2014 NFL Mock Draft: Updated, new April 24 version

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox top Yankees, 5-1

John Lackey shines, Pineda ejected in Red Sox win

NHL

Bruins - Red Wings Game 4 preview: Boston…

Bruins - Red Wings Game 4 preview: Boston greedy for more dominance

MLB

Fantasy baseball: Searching for early season prospects

It’s relatively rare for a mediocre 30-year-old hitter to suddenly go nuts offensively for 162 games. That’s why minor league prospects are so exciting.

Style

Pippa Middleton's Etsy pick: Golden Thread Jewelry

Get a look at the jewelry Pippa Middleton loves and find out how you can buy it too.

Parenting

What every parent needs to know to get…

Mom and author of "Small Talk," Tracey Blake, shares her five practical tips to help you develop your children's language skills.

Sex

Subway crush: Meet your soulmate on your commute

Read about a couple who has been 40 years after meeting on the train.

Tech

Happy birthday, Game Boy! The handheld console turns…

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25 this week. To commemorate, we look at some of its better games, like "Tetris" and "The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening."