Why would someone shoot a 13 year old walking to church? Sickening.
In Roxbury,it’s as common as the sun coming up.....
Roxbury has always (I’m 65, left Boston in ‘76) been a bad placer to be.
The most likely explanation is that they missed who they were really aiming at.
1) Demonic evil ... perp just wanted to see somebody die.
2) Poor marksmanship ... perp was shooting at some rival, missed, and hit the choirboy.
3) Poor target identification ... perp mistook the choirboy for some other individual, with whom the perp had some disagreement.
4) Deliberate intent ... the perp intended to shoot the choirboy ... who might not be as innocent as suggested.