The Boston Police Department is pleading for the public’s help in identifying a man who is a person of interest related to a shooting in the city's Mattapan neighborhood.
The shooting happened at 11:34 a.m. on Tuesday near 998 Blue Hill Ave., Boston police said. During the shooting, the person of interest was seen as he requested a key to the bathroom. Shortly after, witnesses said they heard a "bang" in the bathroom and saw someone with non-life threatening injuries on the bathroom floor.
The person of interest was seen exiting the store slowly and running down Blue Hill Avenue toward Callender Street, according to witnesses.
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The victim was taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
Police described the person of interest as a male who is believed to be 5 feet 7 inches tall. He was seen wearing a white T-shirt and jeans.
Anyone who recognizes the person of interest is asked to contact the Boston Police Department District B-3 at 617-343-4172. Anonymous tips can be submitted to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-494-TIPS.