Bereavement counselors are available at Braintree High School after 2 teenagers were shot, suspect at loss

Police spent Monday closely monitoring an area of ​​Braintree where two teenagers were killed over the weekend as they continued to search for the suspect.

School officials are making grief counselors available to students during the school holidays after the murder of two teenagers, one of whom was a 16-year-old student at Braintree High School.

Jahzier Porter, 16, of Braintree, and Jayden Santos-Andrade, 19, of Dorchester, were shot and killed in a car on Alfred Road in Braintree early Sunday morning, the district attorney said. Investigators are looking for the shooter or shooter who killed the teens.

“We have detectives on the ground from Braintree and State Police who are trying to gather evidence of what happened and who may have been involved,” Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey said. .

The DA believes these victims were targeted and there may be multiple suspects involved, but until this case is resolved many neighbors will be concerned.

“It’s sad, it’s scary, I’m not going to lie, it’s scary,” said Brenda, who lives near the crime scene.

Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Braintree

Authorities are investigating a double homicide in Braintree

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday, police received multiple 911 calls from area residents reporting shots fired on Alfred Road. When officers arrived, they found the two teens in a car with gunshot wounds, the district attorney said. A third person in the car was not injured.

Porter and Santos-Andrade were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where they later died, the district attorney said.

“It’s awful, 16 and 19, gosh, life was just getting started, they were on a trip, and in the blink of an eye, they were gone,” Brenda said.

Meanwhile, counselors at Braintree High School, where Porter was a student, are available for any students who may need support at this time, Braintree Schools Superintendent James Lee said in a statement Monday.

“Although the school is not currently open, any student or family in need of assistance should contact Braintree Public Schools to be connected with a counselor for assistance,” Lee said. “While the details of the incident are under active police investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the student’s family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Braintree Police are asking anyone with information or video that they believe is relevant to this investigation to call the Norfolk State Police Detective Unit at 781-830-4990 or the Braintree Police Detective Division at 781-794-8620.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

Download the FREE Boston 25 News App for the latest news alerts.

Follow Boston 25 News on Facebook and Twitter. | Watch Boston 25 News NOW

Leave a Comment