Brazen Daytime Shooting In Mattapan Park Sends Families Running for Cover

At about 5:26 PM on Monday July 19, 2021, officers assigned to District B-3 (Mattapan) where patrolling the area of Almont Park and made an onsite arrest of a 15-year-old juvenile from Dorchester and charged him with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Officers received information that a group of teens were fighting in the area of Tennis Road and Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. Upon officer’s arrival, the group of teenagers fled the scene on foot. A few minutes later, officers heard what they immediately recognized to be the sound of six to eight gunshots in the vicinity.

Officers observed two suspects flee on bicycles towards Favre Street, with one of the suspects discarding a fanny pack that immediately revealed the grip of a firearm.

Officers apprehended the 15-year-old male juvenile and placed him under arrest for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. The second suspect made due his escape. The firearm was determined to be an American Tactical Semi-Automatic .22 containing ten rounds of ammunition.

Officers were also made aware of a male juvenile victim in Almont Park who was suffering from an apparent non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Boston EMS responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment.

The 15-year-old male juvenile is expected to be arraigned in Boston Juvenile Court.