Victim Identified, New Info in Herald Story

Mohamed Hassan, 21, of Boston, was shot to death Sunday night in Blackstone Square, according to police.

On Tuesday afternoon, Boston Police identified 21-year-old Mohamed Hassan, of Boston, as the victim of Sunday’s fatal shooting in Blackstone Square.

Hassan, who reportedly lived in the South End’s Villa Victoria development on Tremont Street, also went by “Hum Greazy” or “Humz,” names he recorded hip-hop music under, according to friends.

Hassan was shot to death at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday in the park. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and no arrests have been made, police said.

‘Peacemaker,’ ‘Everybody’s Friend’

Also on Tuesday, the Boston Herald ran a story with new information on the incident and Hassan.

Here are some of the new details from the Herald (to read the full story, click here):

  • Hassan was “just drinking, chillin’” in the park before the incident, his longtime girlfriend, Ana Cruzado, told the Herald Monday.
  • Four shots were fired in the park Sunday night, sending people running for their lives, witnesses told the Herald. (Hassan was hit once in the face, according to police.)
  • A police spokesman told the Herald that the killing does not appear to be random.
  • Hassan was called a “peacemaker” and “everybody’s friend” by friend Yvette Ruiz. “He’s not a fighter,” she told the Herald Monday.

Past Coverage

The Boston Police Homicide Unit is investigating Sunday’s shooting in the South End.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact detectives at 617-343-4470. Those who wish to remain anonymous should contact 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).


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