UPDATE: BPD Continues Efforts to Identify Person of Interest in Connection to the Non-fatal Shooting of a 15-year-old Female in the area of 998 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan

UPDATE: The Boston Police Department continues to seek help from the public in an effort to identify a person of interest (see photo) wanted in connection to the non-fatal shooting of a 15-year-old female which occurred a little more than two months ago.

The facts and circumstances surrounding the original incident are as follows: At about 11:34am, on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area of 998 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan. During the incident, an individual described as a black male, about 5'7" tall, wearing a white t-shirt (pictured) was seen entering the store and requesting the bathroom key. Witnesses heard a noise best described as a "bang" in the bathroom and saw the 15-year-old female victim on the floor. The individual was seen leaving the store slowly and then running down Blue Hill Ave towards Callender Street. The victim, who was treated for a non-life-threatening injury, was transported to an area hospital.

Investigators are seeking to identify the individual pictured. The images being released are for identification purposes ONLY. This person is NOT wanted at this time.

The Boston Police Department continues to actively review the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact B-3 Detectives at (617) 343-4712.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word β€˜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. 

If you find yourself needing to talk to someone about distressing events in your community, the Boston Neighborhood Trauma Team (NTT) provides free, private support 24/7 at (617) 431-0125 or by visiting BPHC.org/trauma.