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Search continues for Mattapan killers

Boston police say they are making progress in their search for suspects in the shootings that left a toddler and three adults dead in Mattapan Tuesday.

Police say most, if not all, of the victims did not live on Woolson Street.

Simba Martin (WBZ-TV)

Those killed were 22-year old Simba Martin, 22-year old Levaughn Washum-Garrison, 21-year old Eyanna Flonory and her 2-year old son Amani Smith.

The fifth victim was identified as 32-year-old Marcus Hurd of Dorchester.  He remains hospitalized in critical condition.

During a community meeting Tuesday night BPD Commissioner Ed Davis said, "We've made significant progress, largely due to the fact the community has stepped up and given us significant leads."

"They did not live at the location and that led to some difficulty identifying the individuals.  It's a complex investigation so far."

Authorities are looking for a gray or silver Ford Explorer that was seen leaving the scene.

Eyanna Flonory and her son Amani Smith (facebook)

While the motive is not known, sources tell WBZ-TV that investigators are looking into a possible drug connection.

WBZ's Carl Stevens spoke with Professor Kenneth Borgeson, a crimialist at Salem State University:


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The shooting drew outrage from Boston Mayor Tom Menino who called the killer or killers "cowards."

City  Councilor Rob Consalvo also spoke with WBZ's Carl  Stevens:

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Boston police with help from state and federal law enforcement authorities continue to search for the suspects in shooting rampage that left a toddler and three adults dead.
Authorities say five people were shot in the city's Mattapan neighborhood early Tuesday morning. One of the victims remains clinging to life, but police have said he is not expected to survive.
Relatives say the toddler killed was a 2-year-old boy who was shot while being held in his mother's arms. His mother was one of the victims.
Police have not released the victims' names and have not revealed a possible motive.
The shooting drew outrage from Boston Mayor Tom Menino who called the killer or killers "cowards."

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