Boston Police taking action after Mattapan boy shot - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Boston Police taking action after Mattapan boy shot

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MATTAPAN, Mass. (WHDH) - Boston Police are already taking action to get guns off the streets after a Mattapan boy was accidentally shot and killed on Friday.

Police were able to seize three illegal firearms in a five-hour span that started Friday evening.

Officers also arrested three men that were in possession of those firearms.

This brings the number of seized firearms up to 56 this year in Boston.

This activity comes after the accidental shooting and death of a 9-year-old boy from Mattapan. His 14-year-old brother was charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm after the fact.

Commissioner Evans and Mayor Walsh made it a point in a press conference yesterday to state how officials were going to step up efforts to retrieve illegal guns from the streets.

Police have returned to the scene, but it's unclear as to why.
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