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Teen Sought for Questioning in Bronx Shooting That Wounded 9-Year-Old

Authorities released a photo of Billy James Jr., whom they are calling a person of interest in the case

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    A 9-year-old Bronx girl was playing in front of a building on Bailey Avenue in Kingsbridge, when witnesses said a suspect on a bicycle fired several rounds. The girl, who is not believed to have been the intended target, was wounded in the torso. Checkey Beckford reports (Published Sunday, Jun 16, 2013)

    Police are seeking to question a 17-year-old in connection with a shooting that wounded a 9-year-old girl in the Bronx Friday night.

    Authorities released a photo of Billy James Jr., whom they are calling a person of interest in the case.

    According to police, a person between 15 and 20 years old riding a BMX-style bicycle fired several rounds, hitting the girl who was playing in front of a building on Bailey Avenue in Kingsbridge at around 9:45 p.m.

    The girl, who was struck in the torso, is not believed to have been the intended target. She is recovering at Jacobi Medical Center.

    Authorities initially released surveillance images of a person on a bicycle believed to be a suspect. The person was identified and questioned, and police say he is no longer a suspect.

    Police said a $22,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting. 


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