Shot fired at man on Heath St.

June 6, 2014
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JACKSON SQ.—A hooded gunman fired a shot next to a man walking his dog on Heath Street on the night of May 28, according to a Boston Police report obtained by the Gazette.

The unidentified victim was walking the dog around 10:40 p.m. in front of 106 Heath St., a building in the Bromley-Heath public housing development. He was approached by a male wearing a white hooded sweatshirt, with the hood pulled tight to cover his face, the victim reported.

The suspect repeatedly asked the victim a question that is redacted in the police report. When the victim did not answer, the suspect drew a handgun, cocked its hammer, and fired a shot next to the victim’s left side. The gunshot did not hit the victim or the dog. The victim then ran away west on Heath, joined by another suspect who had watched the incident from across the street.

Police officers responded, but could not find any ballistics evidence at the scene.

Both suspects are described as dark-complexioned males, about 5-feet-7-inches tall and medium build. Besides the white hoodie, the gunman wore blue jeans and white sneakers.

Gun violence has been a problem in Bromley-Heath for decades, largely related to illegal drug-dealing and street gang rivalries. Most recently, two teens were charged with attempted murder for a January shooting there.

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