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Two teens charged in connection with Forest Hills double shooting

The two victims are expected to survive.Metro file

Two Boston teens were arraigned in connection with a double shooting at a Jamaica PlainT stop earlier this week.

Reginald Price, 18, of Jamaica Plain and Nicholas Bootman, 18, of Dorchester, allegedly opened fire at the Forest Hills MBTA station just after 2 p.m. Monday. Price reportedly shot a 24-year-old woman in the head and a 62-year-old woman in the back. The 62-year-old is described as having life-threatening injuries. They are not believed to be the targets of the shooting.

Prosecutors says surveillance cameras show the two men enter the station and talk with three other males. Soon thereafter, Price is seen on surveillance footage turning with a gun in his hand and shooting at the males. He missed all three males, according to prosecutors. Price then fled the station, alongside Bootman, in the direction of South Street.

Transit police collected witness statements, surveillance imagery and ballistic evidence at the station, according to prosecutors.

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Both Bootman and Price were arraigned in West Roxbury Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, carrying a loaded firearm and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

Judge Mary Driscoll set bail for Price at $50,000 and $25,000 for Bootman.

“None of the intended targets was struck,” said Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley. “Instead, two people wholly unrelated to this conflict suffered gunshot wounds that could have killed them. Fortunately, it appears that both will survive.”

Both return to court February 23.

 
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