Mother calls victim of Dorchester homicide a loving father of 10-year-old daughter

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A grief-stricken Dorchester woman is seeking answers after her son was gunned down in the neighborhood over the weekend, leaving his young daughter fatherless.

Boston police have identified the victim as Jody Hargrove, 43, of Dorchester, who was fatally shot Saturday night near the intersection of Blue Hill Avenue and Castlegate Road.

During an interview Tuesday at the residence he shared with his family, his mother said the news of his slaying came as a shock, because there was “not one person he had a problem with.”

“I still don’t believe it,” said Hargrove’s mother, who would only give her first name, Betty.

No arrests have been made in the shooting, and police have not disclosed a possible motive.

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