Last night, Thursday May 12, 2016, officers assigned to C-6 (South Boston) and B-3 (Mattapan) recovered two loaded Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handguns thanks to anonymous tips from concerned citizens. Officers were able to locate and recover one firearm in the area of 180 D Street in South Boston and another in the area of Washington and Kenwood Streets in Dorchester. These incidents will continue to be investigated. Both firearms have been turned over to our Ballistics Unit for analysis. Our thanks to the community members who did the right thing for their neighborhoods by contacting us.
Community members wishing to assist these investigations or report the whereabouts of any other illegal firearms can do so anonymously by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to help this investigation in an anonymous manner.