A woman getting off of the bus in Roxbury after having just come from the movies with her son and nephew was hit in the head by a bullet that police said was not meant for her.
Officers in the area of Bowdoin and Norton streets in Roxbury heard multiple gunshots while on patrol just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday. They came upon a scene with people in the street and a woman bleeding from the head.
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The woman, who is in her 40s, told police she had just come from the movies with her teenage son and nephew and was getting off of a bus when the shooting took place.
Police said she suffered what appeared to be a graze wound to the right side of her head. The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center for treatment.
A police spokeswoman said there was no description of a suspect, but that the woman appeared to be an innocent bystander.
Authorities are asking for help and anyone with information can call 617-343-4335.
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