Boston Police report arresting a Mattapan teenager on a gun charge Saturday night after a woman called 911 to report somebody had just fired a shot at her window.
What the woman thought had come from outside, though, had come from inside the house, police say: The 14-year-old shot the gun in his room and the bullet traveled through the floor and the first-floor ceiling before winding up in the living room near the window - which officers quickly realized on entering the living room and seeing a bullet-sized hole in the ceiling - police say.
On entering the teen's bedroom, they found him and a 17-year-old pal:
While speaking with the males, officers observed a spent shell casing in plain view in a small garbage can inside the room. Officers were informed by the woman that the room belonged to the 14-year-old. Given the circumstances, officers frisked both males, but the frisk yielded no weapons.
After obtaining a search warrant, officers returned and found a a loaded 9mm Hi-Point Lugar in a crawl space just outside the young teen's room.
Police initially charged the teen with being delinquent for unlawful possession of ammunition, because of the spent shell found in the trash, but say the discovery of the gun and live ammo will mean additional charges.