After shooting of boy, 7, Boston leaders launch action plan

Mayor Martin Walsh attended the community meeting

BOSTON (AP) — Days after a 7-year-old Brockton boy was shot riding his bicycle in Boston, city and state leaders have established a plan of action hoping to curb gun violence.

Mayor Martin Walsh attended the community meeting Thursday, along with the family of injured second-grader Divan Silva.

Walsh told about 200 residents at St. Peter’s Parish, several blocks from the shooting, that jobs and opportunity are vital to reducing youth crime.

Police say few tips have come in. They want the public to look at two photos of the suspect’s white Ford Fusion sedan, which has a moon roof and rear spoiler, in hopes someone will recognize it. The car was seen in the Bowdoin Street neighborhood following the shooting.

The shooting also grazed the head of a 20-year-old man.

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