Suspects sought in 2 shootings

August 2, 2013
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Police are seeking suspects in two separate shootings July 29 that left two men wounded in Egleston and Jackson Squares.

In the Egleston Square incident, a man in his 20s was wounded by a gunshot and beaten in the face with a pistol early in the morning in the area of 72 Walnut Park on the Roxbury side of the square, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). He took himself to a hospital and is reportedly in stable condition.

One suspect is described as a light-skinned man with blonde braids, 5-feet-8-inches tall, about 150 pounds and medium build, wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts. The other suspect is described as a dark-skinned man, 5-feet-8-inches tall, about 170 pounds, wearing a white baseball cap with black lettering, a blue T-shirt and jeans.

In the Jackson Square incident, the victim, a man his late 20s, was shot in the area of 274 Centre St. at around 9 p.m., and he is in stable condition, according to the Boston Police Department (BPD). The area of the crime is around the Bromley-Heath public housing development, where there was a wave of shootings last year before a police crackdown and security upgrades. But BPD did not say where the victim lived or whether there is any connection to previous violence.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned Hispanic man in his early 20s, 5-feet-9-inches tall, wearing a black hat, white tank-top shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact detectives at Jamaica Plain’s District E-13 Police Station at 617-343-5628 or anonymously by calling 1-800-494-8477 or by texting the word “TIP” to 27468.