Victim shot, wounded in Bromley-Heath

JACKSON SQ.—A male victim found by police inside a Bromley-Heath apartment on Dec. 27 survived several gunshot wounds in the back, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette.

Officers later found a handgun hidden on a car nearby, but no suspect has been identified or charged.

Boston Police officers responded to 940 Parker St., a Boston Housing Authority (BHA) apartment tower, around 3 a.m. for a call of shots fired. Inside one of the apartments, officers found the victim, described only as a Hispanic male, already being tended to by a Boston Housing Police officer.

The victim reportedly suffered several bullet wounds to the left side of his back. He was transported to a hospital, where his injuries were reported as “non-life-threatening.”

Security guards at the new 225 Centre St. building nearby told police that a black male was seen jumping a fence in the rear of that property around the time of the shooting. Police found a black sock on Columbus Avenue nearby, adjacent to fresh footprints in the snow on the traffic median.

Meanwhile, another officer discovered a revolver hidden atop a tire on a car parked near 940 Parker. It is unclear whether that gun was used in the shooting.

The Boston Police Department did not describe any motive for the shooting.

Gun violence has been a problem in Bromley-Heath and Jackson Square for decades, largely due to illegal drug-dealing and street gang rivalries. Shootings have dropped since a police crackdown and BHA security improvements in 2012. In August, a victim was wounded on Centre Street in that area, and in September a victim was found wounded in Bromley-Heath after reportedly being shot elsewhere in the city.

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