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Photos: Anti-Violence Vigil Held in Jackson Square

Last updated on November 14, 2017

An anti-violence vigil was held on Nov. 8th in the wake of several violent incidents involving youth in Jackson Square, including the murder of a 16-year-old boy on Oct. 31st.

About 100 people held candles and signs at the vigil held outside the Jackson Square MBTA station.

The Oct. 31st victim was a 16-year-old Jamaica Plain resident, who was a local community member, a mentor to younger kids, a football player and community volunteer. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has said it is believed the shooting was a result of two groups arguing. No one has been charged in the death of the victim.

The vigil was organized by the Mildred C. Hailey Tenant Task Force, the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) and community partners.

(Photos courtesy of the JPNDC)