Police Identify Shooting Victim

Boston Police have identified the man shot and killed Sunday in Brandywine and are looking for the public’s help in catching his killer.

Walter Cook, 38, of East Boston was found dead inside his Brandywine apartment, a complex of white townhouses that includes a mix of affordable and market rate housing.

At 1:53 p.m. on Sunday, officers from District A-7 responded to a call to check on the well being of a resident living at 232 Brandywine Drive. On arrival officers observed Cook inside the location suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. Cook was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Brandywine was once an affordable and subsidized housing complex but in recent years has transformed into a mixed-use development with more and more young professionals moving in to market rate units.

“I have lived here for three years and it’s a very quite neighborhood,” said one relatively new resident who wished to remain nameless. “The people that have lived here for years are very friendly and everyone gets along.”

Another resident said she has lived in Brandywine for over 20 years and there have been very little problems.

“It’s a very family friendly neighborhood,” she said. “We all know each other and what happened Sunday is just a shock. We all look out for one another.”

The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the Boston Police Homicide Unit at (617) 343-4470.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.

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