Two teenagers were arraigned Friday on charges of shooting security guards who had been hired to watch the set of “The Equalizer 2,” a movie starring Denzel Washington, in Roxbury over the weekend, officials said.
Dionte Martinez, 18, of Boston, and Thomas Perkins, 18, of Quincy, appeared in Roxbury District Court on charges of assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, and unlawful possession of ammunition, according to authorities.
The suspects were arrested Thursday. They’re accused of shooting the two guards, who were attacked shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday on Whittier Street, according to Boston police. No scenes were being filmed at the time, police said.
Both victims, a man and a woman, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said.
Judge Debra Delvecchio set bail at $10,000 for Martinez and $8,000 for Perkins, and ordered both to wear a GPS monitor, stay away from each other and all witnesses, and abide by a curfew of 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. if they post bail.
A spokesman for Sony Pictures, the studio producing the blockbuster, said the victims were shot near the set and that production was still days away at the time. The guards weren’t Sony employees but were hired by the on-location team, the company said.
Police said it was unclear what prompted the gunfire on Whittier Street and whether the victims were the intended targets.
“According to information collected and gathered at the scene, two male suspects were seen fleeing the area. A search of the area for the suspects proved unsuccessful; however, officers did locate and recover two firearms discarded by the suspects as they fled the scene,” Boston police said in a statement. “After a complete and thorough investigation, officers were able to later learn and ascertain the identities of the suspects wanted in connection to the shooting” and book them.Mike Bello and Meredith Goldstein of the Globe Staff contributed to this report.