At about 11:17 PM, on Friday, May 31, 2024, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) responded to the area of 36 Edson Street for a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries where she was later pronounced deceased. The victim has since been identified as Pereshah Shear-Yashub, 27, of Taunton.

The Boston Police Department is actively reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact Boston Police Homicide Detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist in this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

To those who find themselves in need of emotional support or simply needing to talk to someone about distressing events in our community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125.

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