The Santander Bank branch at 860 River St. was held up around 3:40 p.m. by a man who motioned as if he had a gun. He's described as black, 5'5" and wearing a green army hat, sunglasses and a lavender/bluish long-sleeve shirt.
Also in the leg, around 10:20 p.m. at Almont and Orlando streets. The homicide unit was called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Boston firefighters are at 18 Alabama St. in Mattapan for a fire reported around 6:25 p.m. It's currently at two alarms; one firefighter has suffered a hand injury.
The MBTA board today officially designated a pair of non-profit groups to build 135 residential units - 69 marketed as affordable - on what is now an underused parking lot for the trolley station in Mattapan Square. Read more.
A man got out of a van, then started shooting at it around 11:30 p.m. on Evelyn Street, off Blue Hill Avenue. The van sped away.
A person was shot shortly before 9:40 p.m. at 90 River St. in Mattapan, Jeff Durham reports. Because of the severity of the victim's injuries, the homicide unit was called in, just in case.
Radiomancy Museum noticed a couple of turkeys in Mattapan this morning: One stood watch while the other went up to a car and began pecking at it.
UPDATE: WCVB reports police have found the parents but add the child remains in DCF care.
Boston Police are seeking the public's help to find the parents or guardians of Adriel, a boy believed to be two or three who was found alone at Ryan Playground, 310 River St. in Mattapan around 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Read more.
Tom captured the incident on Morton Street just past Blue Hill Avenue on his car dashcam late Thursday afternoon.
WBZ reports police are aware of the incident but that nobody came into B-3, which is right across the street, to report anything. If you go to the video and set it to the slowest possible speed, it sure looks like running guy was running because he'd just taken something that didn't belong to him.
Via Boston Reddit.
Around 3:25 p.m. at Doone Avenue and Stow Road. Several shots were reported.
A man who narrowly escaped death himself the week after his sister and her young son were murdered in 2010 was identified as Boston's latest murder victim.
Around 11:10 p.m. outside 62 Astoria St. A second person was shot in the shoulder and leg.
Boston Police report the murder victim was a man in his 30s.
There were so many witnesses, from a nearby cookout that police had to request two T buses to transport them to police headquarters for interviews.
The Dorchester Reporter reports a man was found shot to death around 12:20 p.m. behind the block of stores at 1186 Blue Hill Ave., kitty corner from the District B-3 police station.
WCVB reports on a video taken by a customer of the America's Food Basket in Mattapan Square.
Around 11:20 p.m., although the shooting might have happened about two hours earlier in the area of 27 Hiawatha Rd., near Blue Hill Avenue.
On Walk Hill Street near Fottler Road around 11:20 p.m.
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