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Teen charged with firing gun on West Newton Street in the South End

Boston Police report arresting a 17-year-old on charges he shot a car outside 100 West Newton St. around 12:30 a.m. today.

Police say officers on patrol in the area had just noticed two guys running down Al Street from West Newton when they got a radio call about shots fired in the area of 100 West Newton.

Due to the shots fired call and the proximity of the two males running away from the area, officers attempted to speak with the males. At this time, the males began to run away from officers, who immediately pursued them on foot. During the foot pursuit, officers lost sight of one of the males but observed the second male suspect crouch down between two vehicles in the area of 111 West Concord Street. Officers caught up to the suspect and subsequently recovered a Custom Trace firearm loaded with two rounds of live ammunition, from inside of the suspect’s sweatshirt pocket. Additionally, detectives on scene located ballistic evidence in the area of 100 West Newton Street as well as a motor vehicle with ballistic damage as well.

The teen, too young to have his name released, was charged as delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, unlawful possession of ammunition, removing a firearm serial number and malicious destruction of property, police say.

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There have been a number of similar stories on this block of West Newton recently, right in front of the city housing in an otherwise nice section of the South End.

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Yep. Used to walk this way late at night from the Silver Line up to Tremont. Wife made me promise to get off a stop early and walk up West Dedham street now instead. It’s too bad really, that area on both Tremont and Washington are pretty nice but definitely gets a little dicey in between.

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