Woman in Dot hit by stray morn­ing gun­fire

Boston Herald - - NEWS - By KATH­LEEN MCKIERNAN — kath­leen.mckiernan@boston­her­ald.com

A Dorch­ester neigh­bor­hood says it is liv­ing in fear af­ter a woman was wounded yes­ter­day morn­ing by stray bul­lets as she was de­liv­er­ing food for work. The woman was trans­ported to the hos­pi­tal with non-lifethreat­en­ing in­juries af­ter she was shot in the area of Ames Street in the Franklin Field area at about 10:10 a.m., Bos­ton po­lice said. “You can’t even walk around here,” said Sil­via Her­nan­dez, 40. “There is al­ways a stab­bing or a shoot­ing. I’m scared to come out. I can’t wait to move. I try to go where I got to go and then I go straight into my house. In an in­stant, any­thing can hap­pen. Any sec­ond — pow!” One neigh­bor who is friends with the vic­tim said the woman was drop­ping off food for a de­liv­ery com­pany when she heard a pop. Sec­onds later, a bul­let went through her mouth as she sat in her car, said the neigh­bor, who de­clined to be named. “I’m get­ting ready to move,” he said. “My wife is on­line now look­ing for houses. I can’t keep go­ing through this. I raised my daugh­ters in this neigh­bor­hood. You can al­ways get caught in the line of fire. Bul­lets have no­body’s name on them.” Tommy Gard­ner, 75, said the Dorch­ester area “used to be a good neigh­bor­hood.” “Some­thing has to be done,” Gard­ner said. “It’s scary to live on these streets now. They need to do some­thing about the gangs. Get them off the street.” No ar­rests have been made.

NANCY LANE PHO­TOS/ BOS­TON HER­ALD

CAN­VASS­ING: Bos­ton cops search the area af­ter a woman de­liv­er­ing food was struck yes­ter­day morn­ing by stray bul­lets in the area of Ames Street in Dorch­ester.

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