Gun crimes leave 1 shot, 3 robbed

August 27, 2009
By

John Ruch

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A Pondside apartment was hit with an armed home invasion, and a man was shot on Walnut Park, in two separate gun crimes last week, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD).

In the Aug. 20 home invasion, a man rang the doorbell at 22 Dunster Road around 11 a.m., then pulled a handgun and forced three residents to get into the bathtub while he stole about $1,000 from a cardboard box in the apartment, according to BPD. The suspect is described as a heavy-set black man, about 6-feet-2-inches tall, wearing jeans and a blue hat.

The Aug. 21 shooting around 50 Walnut Park left a man hospitalized with a chest wound. The BPD’s ShotSpotter gunfire detection system reported six gunshots around that time. Officers responding to the area pulled over a speeding car and found the victim in the back seat. The driver had been trying to get the victim to a hospital. Officers called for an ambulance.

Witnesses reported seeing a black Acura driving away from the scene of the shooting down Walnut Park toward Washington Street. Detectives continue to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information about either crime can contact detectives at the local E-13 Police Station at 343-5628 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8447 or by text-messaging the word “TIP” to 27463.