Shots Fired into the Masonic Temple in Quincy

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Two were arrested after opening fire into the Masonic Temple in Quincy, Boston. Sean Philip Cotter of, “The Patriot Ledger” fills us in on what happened Friday March 10, 2017.

A Randolph man and a juvenile are facing multiple charges after a shot was fired through a door of the Masonic Temple in Quincy Center on Friday afternoon.

Cory Kisakye, 18, of Randolph, who police say was carrying two guns, was arrested near the scene. He faces multiple firearms charges. The juvenile, who police did not identify because of his age, was also charged with firearms offenses plus disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Police said he also had an outstanding arrest warrant.

Quincy police were called to the area around the Santander Bank branch at 1150 Hancock St. and the adjacent temple at 1:51 p.m. Friday for reports of shots fired, police Capt. John Dougan said.

Police said officers were able to track the two suspects to a parking garage at 1250 Hancock St. thanks to a witness who described two people running from the Santander Bank branch shortly after the shots were fired.

Kisakye was arrested on the garage’s second level, Dougan said. He said Kisyake was found carrying two guns in a backpack. The juvenile fled the scene and was later reported running down Furnace Brook Parkway toward Newport Avenue.

After the shooting, several helicopters buzzed overhead. Several different news helicopters hung back as a State Police chopper circled low, first over Quincy College where Kisakye was arrested, and then over other parts of the Quincy Center area as police searched for the juvenile. Bystanders with smartphones recording watched as the helicopter whirred low over the parking lot as officers – some state troopers armed with long guns – searched the Quincy Center MBTA station. About an hour after the shots were fired, police nabbed the juvenile suspect at the Super gas station at the corner of Newport Avenue and Furnace Brook Parkway.

Quincy residents Robert Manson and Lance Fay, who had been driving down Furnace Brook Parkway listening to emergency transmissions via a police scanner smartphone app, called officers to that area when they saw someone matching the suspect’s description acting suspiciously.

“We saw the kid jump over the guardrail,” Manson said.

Police responded and placed the juvenile under arrest.

“I’m just happy we could help,” Fay said.

Sue Canavan, who owns Aura Salon across the street from the Masonic Temple, said she didn’t hear any gunshots over the sound of the hair dryers in her store, but looked out the window to see officers suddenly swarming the area between the bank and the temple.

“There were police everywhere,” she said.

This isn’t the first time the fraternity has been a target of these sort of attacks. Let’s thank the G.A.O.T.U. that no one or brothers were harmed.

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