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Burst of gunfire sends bullet through living room wall next to sleeping child in Roslindale

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  April 4, 2013 12:18 PM

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A bullet shot from outside a Roslindale home tore through a living room wall and hit a television about two feet from a child sleeping in a baby carriage inside, police said.

That round was found after a burst of gunfire rang out Tuesday evening in front of a public housing development at the corner of Archdale and Brookway roads leaving that home and a few cars damaged, police said. No injuries were reported.

Police said they are investigating.

Around 8:13 p.m. Tuesday, officers received a call for shots fired along Archdale Road, according to police.

They found shell casings inside the hallway of an apartment building of 80 Archdale and bullet holes in two cars parked side-by-side in a lot outside, officials said. One car had a round that went through the front windshield, the other car had four bullet holes.

Officers were then flagged down nearby by three people inside a third car who said they had been shot at when they were in front of that apartment building, police said. A bullet hole was found in the driver’s side read door of that car.

Police then received a call from a resident who said he found a bullet hole in his home at 173 Brookway Road, officials said.

Officers found a bullet hole in the living room wall, directly in line and about 50 yards from the shooting scene along Archdale.

The round was found on the floor near a television. It had gone through the wall and then through the TV, police said. About two feet away, the homeowner’s foster child was sleeping in a baby carriage.

The apartment building at 80 Archdale is part of the Archdale Village public housing complex for low- and moderate-income families, according to the Boston Housing Authority’s website. The development consists of 283 apartments inside of six, three-story buildings off Archdale and Brookway roads

Police ask anyone with information to call District E-5 Detectives at (617) 343-4566. Information can also be provided anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463).
E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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