Woman in Dot hit by stray morning gunfire
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.
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.