BOSTON (WHDH) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a Fourth of July shooting in Boston that sent a man and an 8-year-old girl to the hospital.
Ian King, 28, and Nathas Jacquecine, 31, both of Dorchester, were arrest around 3:40 p.m. Friday at two different locations in Mattapan, according to Boston Police Commissioner Willaim G. Gross.
Officers responding to the scene at the intersection of Folson and Dudley streets found a man and child suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, according to Boston police.
The 35-year-old man was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The little girl was also hospitalized with injuries to her foot.
“An 8-year-old child, an adult, have the right to celebrate the Fourth of July, in a park,” Gross said. “You shouldn’t have to be subjected to the cowardly act of individuals shooting firearms in a crowded area.”
Gross continued to say he is happy and grateful to the community for their help in this case.
“Anytime our children in our neighborhoods are injured as a result of senseless violence by individuals who are violating our constitutional rights to enjoy our freedoms, it’s a shame,” Gross said. “It is time to send a message. No. No more.”
King and Jacquecine are facing several charges including, assault to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Both are due to face a judge in Dorchester District Court on Monday.
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