BOSTON POLICE APPREHEND SHOOTING SUSPECT RESPONSIBLE FOR INJURING SEVEN YEAR OLD BOYToday Boston Police have arrested the suspect responsible for a recent shooting incident that injured a seven year old boy. Officers arrested Richard Penha, 18, of Hyde Park based on an arrest warrant for Assault and Battery by means of a Dangerous Weapon. He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow at Roxbury District Court. Incident Description: On Monday June 30, 2008 at about 6:56pm, officers from District B-2 (Roxbury) responded to a radio call for shots fired (detected on the Shotspotter system) at 1427 Tremont Street. While en route, officers were dispatched to 10 Smith Street for a report of a person shot. Upon arrival, officers located a young boy suffering from an apparent gun shot wound. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center Pediatrics where he is now currently listed in stable condition. Simultaneously, an officer performing a paid detail was alerted by security at Brigham and Women’s Hospital that there was a person shot located in the emergency room. Officers observed an 18 year-old black male suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound, who self-applied to the hospital seeking treatment. This individual was identified as Richard Penha. The preliminary investigation indicated that two males traveling in a Honda heading down Tremont Street toward Parker Street were approached and fired upon by a suspect on a bicycle. The driver was struck once in the torso and continued to drive. Shortly thereafter, the two individuals in the Honda see the suspect on his bicycle in the Sewall Street area and it is believed that Penha returned fire. It was then that a stray bullet struck the 7 year-old boy. Penha suffering from a gunshot wound is then driven (in the Honda) to Brigham and Woman’s hospital. Further information developed led detectives to arrest the second individual in the vehicle. Officers arrested Kenny Francois, 18, of Hyde Park and charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm; the firearm has not yet been recovered. The investigation is ongoing and detectives are seeking any information that might lead them to the identity of the suspect who approached the vehicle on his bicycle. Boston Detectives are asking witnesses or individuals with information about this shooting to come forward. Please call the Detectives from District B-2 at 617-343-4275. For individuals who wish to remain anonymous, you are urged to call either the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1-800-494-TIPS (8477) or text ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). Police will protect the identity of those who wish to remain anonymous.