One Massachusetts high school student has been identified by his family as the victim of the deadly Quincy shooting. Weymouth High School senior Nathan Paul, 17, died Tuesday night after being shot near Germantown Point in Quincy.
The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. In the Taffrail Road area. Police said the victim was shot in the car and drove away before crashing on the corner of Palmer Street and Yardarm Lane not far away.
Paul Weymouth was rushed to Boston Medical Center by paramedics, where he died of his injuries shortly after. “Nathan, I will never stop loving you. You are my son and I love you,” said Nathan’s father Gregory Paul. “It hurts. . . . I haven’t slept yet, and people are calling me from side to side, from side to side.”
Authorities have not officially identified Paul as the victim of the shooting.
Gregory Paul told NewsCenter 5’s John Atwater he was unaware of the circumstances that led to the shooting.
“Whoever did this to my son, they shouldn’t have died like this. He’s a very bright kid. He’s good at school and good at sports. Whoever did it, introduce yourself,” Gray Gorrie Paul said.
Gregory Paul said his son is looking forward to graduating from Weymouth High School this year and hopes to attend UMass Amherst in the fall.
On February 15, 2022, 17-year-old Weymouth High School senior Nathan Paul was fatally shot in Quincy, Massachusetts.
Weymouth Public Schools Superintendent Robert Wargo issued a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming the death of a Weymouth High School student but not identifying the student as Paul.
“For students, staff, and parents, times like these are difficult to manage. As a district, we are always there to support our school community, and we ask that as a community, we all strive to support each other during this time,” Wargo said in a statement. “The school district has a team of mental health professionals and counselors across the district who can provide support to anyone who needs emotional support or help them cope with this unimaginable loss.
“Our thoughts are with the students’ families and loved ones during this difficult time.”
After his death, a GoFundMe page was set up for Paul’s family.
Authorities have not reported any arrests related to the shooting. A witness in the area told investigators they saw several people fleeing from the area, according to police.
Members of the Massachusetts State Police and the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office rushed to the scene to help the Quincy Police Department investigate the shooting.