A Roslindale woman said today that she hopes members of the public will help identify the person or persons who fired six shots into the side of her home Thursday night. There were no injuries.
Kim Nguyen, a human services worker with a state agency, said outside her one-story home at 31 Arborfield Road that she thought someone was throwing rocks at her window when she heard some loud noises sometime after 7 p.m.
But, she said, she knew gunshots had been fired once she noticed a hole in her refrigerator. "And then I was so scared," she said.
Nguyen, who lives in the home with her two children, one in college and one in high school, said she has lived in the house for more than a decade and has never felt unsafe before, nor has she ever had any problems with neighbors.
"I think we live in a very nice neighborhood," she said. "We usually have block parties."
Nguyen also said she cannot recall any problems on the job, either, since she works mainly with people with special needs.
"I just want to put this on the news for public safety concerns," she said. "I hope somebody (knows) something (and I) can find out why my house was targeted and why did they do this."
Three bullet holes were visible today on a side window of the home, along with three bullet holes on the siding near the window. Nguyen said that besides the refrigerator, multiple walls were struck by the bullets, including the dining room wall.
Witnesses told police they saw a male suspect fleeing the area on foot.
A Boston police spokesman said today that no arrests have been made and he could not comment further.
Police urged anyone with information to contact detectives at 617-343-5607. People who want to remain anonymous can either call the Crimestoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
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