Police search home of Mattapan shooting victim
BOSTON -- Police moved into position Friday to execute a search warrant at the home of one of the victims of the deadly shooting in Mattapan.
Boston police said they are making progress in the investigation Tuesday's shooting, which left four people dead and a fifth man on life support.
Investigators converged on Sutton Street at the home of Simba Martin, one of the murder victims. The home is located around the corner from where the shootings occurred.
Officials believe they have already found key pieces of evidence related to the murders. According to sources close to 7NEWS, the SUV found near the scene of Tuesday's shootings and recently discovered guns are now in police custody and may be connected to the crime.
Family and friends of the victims killed on Woolson Street could not contain their raw emotions Thursday night.
"I swear to God. Please Simba, just come back," said Chale Burston, Simba Martin's friend.
Martin's brother, Tepa, said Simba was going to Quincy College, he did not do drugs and he doesn't understand how this could have happened.
"He always give, he never was doing that, he was never really the type of person that would say no to anyone," said Tepa Martin, Simba Martin's brother.
Officials have executed another search warrant a different location, sources said.
Sources said a silver Ford Edge with Rhode Island license plates that was located after the shootings in Grove Hall was rented by the fifth victim, Marcus Hurd, who is still clinging to life.
"The vehicle that we had originally put out on the early morning hours of the homicide, that vehicle has been located. It is in our custody and being processed by evidence technicians," said Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis.
Hurd's sister is worried that people will think he is a snitch.
"Honestly, if he does recover he's not going to remember anything," said Hurd's sister.
In another development, Mayor Thomas Menino confirmed that several guns are undergoing ballistic testing, as they are possibly connected the brutal shootings on Tuesday morning.
"Information that the police department's following through led us to the guns just this morning," said Mayor Menino regarding the guns.
But for the victims' family and friends, the pain will last well beyond the answering of who and why.
"I loved my brother. He was my everything," said Tepa Martin.
Simba Martin's family told 7NEWS that he came to the Unites States from St. Thomas when he was a boy. After graduating high school he spent several years working to get enough money to go to college, where he was studying criminal justice.
No arrests have been made in connection with the murders.
People with information in this case are urged to call Boston Police at 1-617-343-4470 or anonymously at 1-800-494-TIPS.
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