16-Year-Old Boy on Crutches Shot in Face on Street Corner

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    Police say the teen was shot in the face as he crossed a Yonkers street on his way home early Friday. Lori Bordonaro reports. (Published Friday, Jul 25, 2014)

    A 16-year-old boy on crutches was shot in the face as he crossed a Yonkers street on his way home early Friday, according to police and friends.

    Officers found the boy on the ground with a gunshot wound to the face after responding to a 911 call at Intervale and Coyle places around 1:20 a.m., police say.

    He had also been shot in the shoulder and thigh.

    The teenager was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. He was on crutches after undergoing recent surgery on his leg to correct a problem he's had since childhood, according to neighbors. 

    Police say two suspects ran away after opening fire on a group of people hanging out on the street corner. A friend says the victim wasn't part of the group. 

    It wasn't clear if the teenager was targeted or was caught in the crossfire. Multiple shell casings were recovered from the scene. 

    Neighbors described the boy as a nice kid who is not the type to be in trouble.

    No arrests have been made.

    Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Yonkers Detective Division at 914-377-7725.

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