SHOTS FIRED LEADS TO MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN DORCHESTERAt about 8:43am, on Thursday, October 1, 2009, officers from Area C-11 (Dorchester) responded to a radio call for a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the area of Columbia Road and Geneva Ave. On arrival, officers observed two motor vehicles that appeared to have been involved in a motor vehicle accident. Officers spoke to the operator of motor vehicle #1 who stated he was sitting in traffic at a red light at the intersection of Geneva Ave and Columbia Road when he heard what sounded like gun shots. Specifically, the operator stated he heard pop-like noises. Shortly after hearing the shots, the operator says the car behind him (herein referred to as motor vehicle #2) rear ended his car. The passenger in motor vehicle #1 was transported to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The operator refused medical attention. The operator of motor vehicle #1 says, after hearing the gun shots, he observed the occupants of the car behind him (herein referred to as motor vehicle #2) exit the car and flee on foot. Upon approaching motor vehicle #2, officers quickly noted that the doors (both front doors) were open and the car unoccupied. While still on scene, two individuals approached the officers and stated that they were, in fact, the occupants of the 2nd motor vehicle. According to the operator of the motor vehicle #2, he exited his car after hearing what he thought sounded like gunshots. As a result of the shots, the operator says he inadvertently accelerated his car and struck the car (motor vehicle #1) in front of him. The operator of the motor vehicle #2 refused medical attention. The Boston Police Department is actively investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident, anyone with information is strongly urged to contact detectives assigned to Area C-11 (Dorchester) at (617) 343-4335. Community members who wish to assist this investigation in anonymous fashion should call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text a ‘TIP’ to CRIME. The Boston Police Department will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.