Police continue to search for a suspect in connection with the shooting of an 8-year-old boy outside a deli in the Bronx on Tuesday, sources tell NBC New York.
Detectives believe the shooting was some type of retaliatory incident, sources say. Police spoke with the intended target of the shooting on Friday.
The boy was at the Papa Yala's Deli and Grocery in the Soundview section when a bullet struck his shoulder.
Witnesses rushed to the injured boy's aid and helped him while they waited for the ambulance.
Store clerk Mahmood Abdulrub said the child was calm.
"He wasn't crying or anything like that -- he was just stunned, I guess," Abdulrub said.
The boy was taken to Jacobi Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He is expected to be OK.