Bullet kills grandmother on her front porch on Olney St.

Delois Brown, left, was shot to death on Saturday. Brown family photo

A 73-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting on her porch on Olney Street in Dorchester on Saturday evening (April 10). Boston Police identified the victim as Delois Brown and said she was not the intended target. The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. near 19 Olney St. Brown’s daughter, Shirley, said her mother was surrounded by children when she was shot. WCVB-TV reported that Brown’s family knows the identity of the gunman. No arrest has been reported.

“It just does not seem real that she is gone,” he daughter said. “How can you be so reckless and careless? A lot of kids were out here.”

Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins said the perpetrator will be held accountable. “We are going to be prosecuting people that have guns. You will be sent away and there will be no recourse for you,” she told reporters near the murder scene.

Police are urging anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at 617-343-4470. For anonymous tips, call 1 (800) 494-TIPS or text the word “TIP” to CRIME (27463).