Blotter tales

 WOMAN SLAIN A 30-year-old woman was shot to death in Roxbury Sunday night, Boston police said. The woman was with a group when a man shot into the crowd behind 61 Walnut Ave., hitting her, according to a law enforcement official. Investigators believe some people in the group may have been targeted, but it was not clear the woman was, the official said. The victim was pronounced dead at a Boston hospital, Boston police said. No arrests have been made.

 FIRE PROBE Fire officials are investigating what caused a Sunday morning fire at a popular seafood restaurant, said Deputy Fire Chief Lawrence Perkins of Seabrook, N.H. The fire broke out at Brown’s Lobster Pound around 3 a.m., , firefighter Jeremy Wright told the Globe Sunday, and it took hours to extinguish. “It was a difficult fire to fight,” Wright said. No one was injured, but the blaze severely damaged the restaurant “because of the age of the building and the construction methods used at that time,” Perkins said. The deputy chief added there were no initial signs of anything suspicious at the scene.

 DRAMATIC RESCUE A leisurely stroll along the beach turned into a close call for one Cape Cod visitor Sunday night. Yarmouth Fire Captain Marc Omerzu said the 38-year-old man was trying to cross a river between Chapin Memorial Beach and Grays Beach on Sunday night when he became stranded in the water as the tide was coming in. That section of the river is walkable at low tide, but at the time the man was crossing, the conditions had changed considerably. The water was up to his chest when he telephoned for help, according to Omerzu. The place where the man got stranded is known as Bass Hole, on the Yarmouth and Dennis town line, according to Omerzu. Police and fire departments from both towns responded. The Yarmouth Fire Department launched a small boat from Grays Beach, and two firefighters pulled the man, whose name was not released, out of the water and he was reunited with his family.