Transit Police report arresting several teens they say responded to a woman's request to settle down on the Red Line Thursday night by pointing gel-pellet guns at her - with one opening fire and shooting her in the mouth.
Police say the woman, 49, asked "numerous juveniles behaving disruptively/disorderly on board" to "cease their behavior" around 9 p.m. Instead, as the train pulled into JFK/UMass one of the teens "fired several rounds of Gel Beads directly in her face," causing damage to her teeth, police say.
Officers managed to get to the station in time to detain the teens and transport them to TPD headquarters on Southampton Street, where they were released to the custody of their parents or guardians, police say, adding the gel guns were confiscated. Also: "Appropriate charges will be sought."