BOSTON (CBS) – A Dorchester boy was nearly hit by a bullet fired at his house Tuesday afternoon.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens spoke to the family:
Sharon Jackson and her children were just about to leave their home on Ellington Street in Dorchester just after 3 p.m. when her 9-year-old son Preston ran back up to his room because he forgot something.
“Soon as he stepped in the door, I heard ‘pop-pop-pop-pop-pop!’ and then I said ‘Yo, get down!'” said Sharon Jackson.
Police said several shots were fired at homes on the street. Two of the shots hit a neighboring home, while one of them entered Preston’s bedroom.
“He said he’s seen smoke come right through his shirt, bullet holes went right through his shirt that way,” said Sharon Jackson.
Preston said that one of the bullets actually pierced the Rajon Rondo Celtics jersey he was wearing, passing by his side as it whizzed by him.
“They were little holes right here,” said Preston Jackson.
“He had the bullet holes in his t-shirt that was under the Rondo Celtics jersey. It saved his life,” added Sharon Jackson.
Officers later found bullet holes in the boy’s bedroom wall and on his comforter.
“I’m just in shock. I mean, I don’t know what I would’ve done without him if something happened to him. I don’t know what I would’ve done,” said Sharon Jackson.
Jackson has been hit by tragedy before. Her brother was stabbed to death back in 1995. Asked what her thoughts were 24 hours after the shooting, Sharon Jackson said she may “hurry up and move.”
Boston police went to the home Wednesday and took the bullets and Rondo jersey as evidence.
Callers told dispatchers that a man in his 20’s wearing a green shirt and grey shorts fled the area after the shooting.