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Four 16-year-old boys arrested on alleged gun and assault charges in Dorchester

Four 16-year-old boys are facing charges of firearms, ammunition and assault offenses related to two separate investigations in Dorchester, according to Boston police.

The teens were not identified because of their ages.

On Friday at 9:21 p.m. , officers arrested a boy in the area 10 Dunbar Ave., as part of an on-going investigation, police said in a statement Saturday.

The boy was allegedly riding a scooter the wrong way on Helen Street and then went past a stop sign at Kerwin Street and Talbot Avenue when officers attempted to stop him, police said.

The boy jumped off the scooter and fled on foot. He was found in a nearby driveway. Officers recovered a loaded 9mm firearm with one round in the chamber and three rounds in the magazine, police said.


He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and trespassing, police said.

In a separate statement, police said three of the teens were arrested as a result of an ongoing firearm investigation in the area of Glenway and Harlem Streets Thursday at 10:55 a.m., police said in a statement. During the investigation, officers recovered a loaded Mossberg MC2, with one round in the chamber and eleven rounds in the magazine.

A Dorchester teen was arrested on charges of illegal possession of a firearm, ammunition and a high capacity feeding device, police said. A second Dorchester teen was arrested on warrants issued out of Boston Juvenile Court charging him with carrying a firearm without a license, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building and unlawful possession of ammunition, the statement said.

A teen from Hyde Park was arrested on warrants issued out of Dedham Juvenile Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct, police said.


Adam Sennott can be reached at adam.sennott@globe.com.