MEDIA AVAILABILTY:

 BOSTON POLICE INVESTIGATORS AND MOTHER OF INJURED CHILD MAKE PUBLIC PLEA FOR INFORMATION

WHO:             Boston Police investigators; mother of injured child injured

WHAT:           Boston Police investigators and the mother of the 4 year old child injured in the recent shooting incident at Harambee Park are making a joint appeal to the public for information regarding the incident.

On June 27, 2011 at approximately 9:20pm, officers responded to a radio call for a person shot at Harambee Park (Talbot Ave and Wales St.). Upon arrival, officers learned that a shooting incident had resulted in the injury of a 4 year old boy and a 24 year old male. The child was rushed to Boston Medical Center and he is currently listed in stable condition. The 24 year old male received a graze wound and was treated at Carney hospital.

WHEN:           Friday July 1, 2011 at 4:30pm

WHERE:        Boston Police Headquarters, Media Room

CONTACT:    If you have any information about the incident that occurred last evening, I urge you to come forward and contact homicide detectives at (617) 343-4470.

Community members who wish to assist the investigation in an anonymous manner should call CrimeStoppers at 1(800) 494-TIPS or text the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police will stringently protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.