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Teen arrested on gun charges after gunfire reported in the South End

Boston Police report officers responding to a report of gunfire on San Juan Street in Villa Victoria last night arrested a teenager nearby who they say had a loaded gun in his waistband.

Police say the officers responded to 10a San Juan St. around 7:15 p.m., after the BPD ShotSpotter system activated and signaled "multiple rounds" had been fired:

Upon arrival, officers were alerted to two males who had begun walking away from San Juan Street towards the basketball courts near W. Newton Street. The officers approached the males, and instructed them to remove their hands from their pockets, upon which one of the males began reaching for his waistband multiple times. The officers conducted a pat frisk, and immediately felt a hard metal object and the butt end of a firearm in the front waistband area of the males pants. The firearm, a Smith and Wesson M&P .45, with an obliterated serial number, contained (2) .40 caliber rounds and (2) .45 caliber rounds in the magazine, was removed from the suspects waistband. As the officers were attempting to gain control of the suspects hands, a violent struggle ensued, resulting in the suspect breaking free and running away from the officers. Officers pursued the suspect, and with the assistance of other officers, the suspect was placed under arrest in the area of 685 Tremont Street.

The teen, too young to have his name publicly released, was charged with being delinquent for unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammuntion, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number and resisting arrest, police say.

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.45, that's some heavy artillery.

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