Hyde Park assault caught on video
HYDE PARK, Mass.(WHDH)--A community on alert following a frightening assault early Friday morning.
Surveillance video at the Georgetown Homes Apartments showed a man jumping out of the back seat of his car around 6:20 am. He walked up to a woman, took out a gun and pulled the trigger. Luckily the gun didn’t go off.
“It is scary. I live here, so it is very scary,” said neighbor, Guerla Nicolas.
Residents who saw the video were shocked by the footage.
“She thought that he was going to shoot her in the face. That’s what she thought when she just put something across her face because she thought the guy was going to shoot her,” said Mary Gin.
The video showed the woman frightened and trying to cover her face as she pulls the trigger. Then he walked to the car and she ran into the house.
“She was like saying ‘please, please don’t hurt me’ is what it looks like she’s saying,” said Terrell Johnson, who was also shocked by the video.
Police haven’t said if this was random or the woman was targeted. Investigators also aren’t sure if the weapon malfunctioned or just wasn’t loaded. Police say the woman wasn’t hurt and the man with the gun left without stealing anything.
“Wow. When you see things like that it’s just…this is the world we live in I guess,” said Johnson.
Detectives are trying to figure out whether if this was a random attack or a targeted incident. Boston police say they have increased patrols in the neighborhood to catch the alleged attacker before someone gets hurt.