Boston police investigating after USPS truck hit by gunfire

BOSTON (WHDH) - Boston police are investigating after a United States Postal Service truck was hit by gunfire on Tuesday.

Officers responding to reports of shots fired in the area Dacia and Quincy streets around 12:18 p.m. found a USPS truck riddled with bullet holes.

“One of our vehicles was apparently caught in a crossfire and sustained bullet holes,” a USPS spokesperson said in a statement.

There were no postal workers injured in the incident.

While authorities were investigating the incident, a 17-year-old boy showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound that officers believe to have been sustained during the shooting. His injuries were non-life-threatening.

Dion Caruthers, 21, of Roxbury was taken into custody in the area after canvasing officers found a loaded .25 caliber F.I.E. Titan handgun from inside his jacket pocket. Investigators said he matched a description of one of the suspects but it is still unclear if he was connected to the earlier shooting.

He is due to be arraigned in Roxbury District Court on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and carrying a loaded firearm.

No additional details were immediately available.

An investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 617-343-4275.

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