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Shots Fired at Mattulina Playground, Braintree Man Stabbed

The following information was supplied by the Braintree Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Braintree police are investigating an incident that left a 24-year-old Braintree man with stab wounds and brought the sound of gunfire to the Mattulina Playground neighborhood Sunday evening.

The stabbing victim suffered several wounds and was brought to South Shore Hospital around 6 p.m., Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. A 21-year-old Braintree man was also treated at the hospital for a small cut to his hand.

"An off-duty Boston police officer reported that he was driving by the playground and observed a group of individuals fighting and then heard gunshots," Jenkins said. "Everyone then fled the area."

One person from the playground later confirmed two shots were fired. Quincy and Weymouth canine units trained to locate weapons could not find firearms or the knife used in the assault.

“This investigation is on-going, but from what we know at this point, this was not a random attack,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins said he did not have any further information to offer early Monday afternoon.

Btree March 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM
The towns opiate addiction problem is at the bottom of all the recent crime in Braintree. 6 people who graduated bhs between 2005 and 2007 have died of heroin overdoses. There is a staggeringly high percentage of kids ages 17-25 that are addicted to these drugs. The ppl running the town act as if this problem doesn't exist. Ask any Braintree kid this age how many of their friends are doing drugs and it will blow your mind.
Btree March 05, 2013 at 07:17 PM
And almost none of the heroin/pill problem comes from monatoquot village or skyline
MIKE FLYNN March 07, 2013 at 08:08 PM
I HAVE LIVED IN THE VILLAGE FOR 14YEARS THE ONES THAT SNITCH ON PEOPLE KEEP THERE VOCH AND SECTION 8 AND IT CLEARS THERE NAMES..I DO HAVE PEOPLE THERE THAT I CANT STAND ON A GOOD DAY..I WORK 2 JOBS I BASICALLY JUST SLEEP THERE. BUT THERE ARE SOME (FEW) GOOD PEOPLE THAT LIVE THERE ARE MIND THERE OUR BUSS! AND ARE WORKING CLASS. BUT STOP THE VOCH FROM BOSTON,ROXBURY CAUSE IT ALL COMES TO BRAINTREE CAUSE BROCKTON.....
MIKE FLYNN March 07, 2013 at 08:08 PM
BROCKTON IS FULL...............
MIKE FLYNN March 07, 2013 at 08:09 PM
GOOD

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