Gunfire rips through crowded intersection

Boston Police report somebody opened fire on a car waiting at a red light at Columbia Road and Geneva Avenue around 8:45 a.m. today - but that the only injury was to a passenger in a car rear-ended by the vehicle apparently being shot at.

Police say that after the shots were fired at the second car in line at the light, its driver rear ended the car in front of him, after which he and his passenger got out of the car and ran away. A passenger in the first car was taken by ambulance to Brigham and Women's Hospital with what police described as non-life-threatening injuries.

Police add, "While still on scene, two individuals approached the officers and stated that they were, in fact, the occupants of the 2nd motor vehicle. According to the operator of the motor vehicle #2, he exited his car after hearing what he thought sounded like gunshots. As a result of the shots, the operator says he inadvertently accelerated his car and struck the car in front of him."

Police say anybody with information should contact Area C-11 detectives at (617) 343-4335 or the anonymous tips line at (800) 494-TIPS (also reachable by texting TIP to CRIME).

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