City Councilor Tito Jackson (Roxbury) is organizing a series of "Enough is Enough" walks this summer, with the first starting at 7 p.m. on Friday from the corner of Walnut Avenue and Fenno Street, near where a man was shot in a drive-by on June 28.
One of the two men charged in the shooting, Daquarry Norman, was convicted of shooting a Pop Warner coach in front of his players in a Roxbury park in 2007. That shooting spurred a march by the Harvard Black Students Association to demand the state do something about violence in the neighborhood.
So far this year, BPD statistics show that District B-2, which covers Roxbury and part of Dorchester, has recorded 12 murders - half of all the murders in Boston - compared to 6 in the same period last year. The tally includes three shot dead at a Grove Hall house party on June 22.