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Six Cars Shot Up, Man Wounded, in Jackson Square Violence

Police have released details of a Thursday shooting that left a man wounded in the leg and had neighbors wondering about the shots they heard.

Police say bullets sprayed into six different cars in a spate of violence that left one man shot in the leg on Thursday.

The incident took place Thursday night about 8:12 p.m., according to a police report released Monday. Police patrolling the area of Bromley-Heath heard what sounded like shots and hustled toward Parker Street.

Police said they saw a man running and stopped him. At the same time, they heard more shots and saw another man running. When police reached him at 166 Terrace St., they saw he was wounded. It was later learned he'd suffered a "non life-threatening" gunshot wound to his leg. The man was taken to Brigham & Women's Hospital for treatment, police said.

The incident disrupted the Jackson Square neighborhood, with police blocking off Heath Street from Columbus down to the rotary, according to Universal Hub.

Twitter users report the incident could have included a fusillade of 20-plus shots that may have been part of a car-to-car gun battle.

Police confirm that six cars were struck by bullets. Police recovered a gun and ballistics evidence. No arrests had been made as of Monday.

Things have been quieter at Bromley-Heath in recent months after a spring and summer in which as many as six people were shot in what police believe to have been drug-related violence. The JP Gazette reports that police have increased patrols and the housing development upgraded security.

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donna c. October 16, 2012 at 12:26 PM
I am a lifelong resident of Jamaica Plain. I have been a weekly customer of Stop and Shop in Jackson Square since the store opened in the late 80's - early 90's. I have seen a dramatic increase in people from outside the neighborhood going to Jackson Square to purchase drugs, and walk around Jackson Square T Station and up and down Centre Street in Jackson under a oxy and herois stupor. You can see it every day down there. Whenever I'm at the Stop and Shop deli counter (which is once a week on Thursdays), I see Police going into the restrooms to arrest drug addicts getting high in the bathrooms. Usually it's a case where they scored at the Bromley Heath projects and meandered into the nearby Stop and Shop public restroom to get high. Most times, these addicts come in from Southie, Dorchester, Hyde Park, and Roslindale to purchase their drugs. I am so afraid and disgusted to go to Stop and Shop because of what's happening in Jackson Square lately. It's been going on for a long time, but much worse and obvious to the public eye lately. The infestation of drugs and addicts in Jackson Square has fueled the violence and among dealers, etc., and gun fire. HEELLPPPP!!!!!
fp October 16, 2012 at 01:52 PM
The beat goes on and it won't end until the hopeless drug war is abandoned, drugs are legalized , treatment provided for addicts, honest education on drug health effects given. The inevitable continuation of drugs being ILLEGAL means we will have to endure shootings, violence, house break-ins, street assaults, home invasions, car jacking, handbag snatching, etc. We are beholden to the abuses of the "prison industrial complex" , drug asset forfeiture, DEA, police corruption etc as long as the failed drug war continues.

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