BOSTON

USPS Truck Hit by Bullets in Daytime Boston Shooting

Shots were fired Tuesday at the intersection of Quincy Street and Dacia Street, according to the Boston Police Department

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A postal truck was hit by bullets during a daytime shooting Tuesday in Boston.

The incident happened around 12:15 p.m. at the intersection of Quincy Street and Dacia Street, according to the Boston Police Department.

Video from the scene showed a bullet hole in a U.S. Postal Service truck. Police say there was ballistic damage to the windshield and roof of the mail truck.

No employees were injured, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said in a statement to NBC10 Boston.

Investigators also marked seven bullet holes in a fence. At least two cars behind it were hit, police said.

Witnesses saw two young men in their late teens or early 20s running up Dacia Street. Both were allegedly armed. Police said one man dropped his gun and the other picked it up as they ran off.

A mail truck was caught in the crossfire after shots were fired in Boston Tuesday afternoon.

A bodega on Dacia Street turned its surveillance footage over to police. It may show the two men running away, authorities said.

As officers secured the crime scene, police say a 17-year-old presented himself at a local area hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. Police believe he was injured during the incident.

When additional responding units arrived on scene and began to canvas the area, they observed a man who matched one of the suspect descriptions attempting to flee the area on foot. After a brief pursuit, officers were able to stop the suspect, who was later identified as Dion Caruthers, 21, of Roxbury.

During a pat frisk, police say they recovered a loaded .25 caliber F.I.E. Titan handgun from inside Caruthers' jacket pocket. He was taken into custody and is expected to appear in Roxbury District Court on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition and Carrying a Loaded Firearm.

Detectives have not yet determined if Caruthers was involved in the initial call for shots fired.

An investigation is active and ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Boston police detectives at 617-343-4275.

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