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Stray bullet barely misses sleeping child in Roslindale

A bullet fired outside a Roslindale residence tore through a living room and struck a television only two feet from a child sleeping in a baby carriage, police said.

The gunfire, which rang out Tuesday evening in front of a public housing development at the corner of Archdale and Brookway roads, also damaged several cars. No injuries were reported.

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When officers arrived at 8:13 p.m., they found shell casings in a hallway of the complex and bullet holes in two cars parked side-by-side outside.

One car had a round that went through the front windshield, the other car had four bullet holes.

Officers were flagged down by three people who said they had been shot at in front of the building, police said. A bullet hole was found in a rear door of their car.

Police then received a call from a resident who said he had found a bullet hole in his home on Brookway Road.

Officers found the hole in the living room wall, directly in line and about 50 yards from the shooting scene along Archdale.

The gunfire rang out Tuesday evening in front of a public housing development in Roslindale. No injuries were reported but cars were damaged.

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The round was found on the floor near a television. It had gone through the wall and then through the TV, police said. About two feet away, the homeowner’s foster child slept.

The apartment building is part of the Archdale Village public housing complex, according to the Boston Housing Authority’s website. The development consists of 283 apartments inside of six three-story buildings.

Police have said that violence was unusual, though not unheard of, at the complex. On Christmas night, a man in his 20s died after being shot outside the development.

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