BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston police said they recovered a loaded AK-47 assault rifle from a vacant apartment in the city’s Dorchester section on Wednesday.
Officers responded at around 10:30 a.m. to a call regarding a weapon that was found near Homes Avenue. On arrival, police said officers were directed to an apartment, where they safely recovered the weapon.
The landlord of the multi-family said a contractor fixing the apartment on the first floor found the gun.
“We had tenants who lived there for awhile, the tenants recently moved. The contractor was doing some work and found the weapon,” said the landlord.
The firearm has since been turned over to the Boston Police Firearms Analysis Unit for processing.
Three other guns, including two handguns, were also recovered in separate incidents across Boston on Wednesday.
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