Teen Arrested in Shooting That Wounded 9-Year-Old Girl

The girl was playing in front of a building on Bailey Avenue in Kingsbridge, when witnesses said a suspect on a bicycle fired several rounds

Monday, Jun 17, 2013  |  Updated 6:46 AM EDT
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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

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

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Police say a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a 9-year-old girl playing outside in the Bronx Friday night.

The girl was hit in the stomach by a stray bullet when a gunman riding a bicycle sprayed a Kingsbridge street with bullets, police said.

Investigators believe the girl was not the intended target. 

The child was hospitalized in stable condition.

The teen faces charges of attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment and illegal weapon possession.

The name of his attorney was not immediately known.

 

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