At about 12:18 AM, Sunday, August 18 2013, officers from district C-6 (South Boston) responded to a radio call for a Person Shot in the area of 15 Dorchester Street, South Boston.
On arrival, officers were met by two males outside the residence who stated an adult female victim was inside. The officers located the victim suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. One of the males stated he had found a firearm in a box and when he removed it, it accidently went off. The suspect was placed into custody.
A loaded Intratec 9mm Luger TEK-DC9 Firearm was recovered.
Christopher Cunningham, 44, of Quincy, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Large Capacity Feeding Device, Firearm Discharged within 500 ft of a Dwelling, Unlawful Possession of Ammunition.