Nobody injured in daylight gun battle near Mattapan Square

Boston Police report arresting two men after a gun battle between two gangs at Fremont and Babson streets on Wednesday.

Police responding to reports of gunfire around 2:05 p.m. found "an elderly male victim hiding behind his vehicle with an apparent bullet hole through the windshield" and that "Officers were able to locate a witness to the incident who informed them that a confrontation between two groups of youths occurred at the intersection of Fremont Street and Babson Street. The witness went on to state that the two groups exchanged gunfire before fleeing the area."

Dennis Levy, 22, of Boston, was charged with trespassing, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, possession of a firearm on a public way, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling house, possession of a class B substance (crack cocaine) with the intent to distribute and possession of a class D substance (marijuana – civil violation issued). Also arrested, Dwayne Marcus Leaston-Brown, 19, of Boston, was charged with trespassing.

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