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Shot fired into Back Bay building early this morning; two arrested

Boston Police report arresting two men shortly after 2 a.m. on charges one of them fired a gun several times on Boylston Street, with at least one bullet hitting a window at 888 Boylston St., in front of the Prudential Center.

A search of the area led officers to locate a motor vehicle matching the description of the one which the suspects were believed to have been operating. Upon interacting with the operator and the passenger, officers removed both individuals from the vehicle and subsequently located a 9mm Ruger firearm inside of a bag underneath the passenger’s seat. Both occupants were placed under arrest.

Both the car's driver, Mario Escobar, 28, of Roxbury, and his passenger, Carlos Perez-Mejia, 25, of Jamaica Plain, were charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm on a public way, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling and malicious destruction of property, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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Fortunately it is not a residential building, and it was a weekend. Otherwise this could have been a much worse story.

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ICE has been looking for the shooter and has asked for him to be detained for removal.


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