Stray Bullet Injures 7-Year-Old Boy in New York City in Broad Daylight, Sources Say; Search Underway for Gunman - NBC New York

Stray Bullet Injures 7-Year-Old Boy in New York City in Broad Daylight, Sources Say; Search Underway for Gunman

No arrests have been made; raw footage from Chopper 4 showed a sprawling law enforcement presence at the scene

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    Search for Gunman After 7-Year-Old Hit by Stray Bullet

    The little boy who was shot while walking with his grandmother in the Bronx is recovering and is expected to be fine, but now police are looking for the man seen on video running away from the scene with a gun in his hand. NBC 4 New York's Michael George reports.

    (Published Thursday, June 6, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A 7-year-old child is expected to survive after being shot in the Bronx in broad daylight Wednesday, sources say

    • The scene near East 137th Street and St. Ann's Avenue in Mott Haven was crawling with law enforcement through the afternoon

    • No arrests have been made; the intended target of the shooting wasn't clear

    A stray bullet injured a 7-year-old boy in broad daylight in the Bronx Wednesday, prompting a flood of law enforcement at the scene near a park as police searched for the gunman, sources familiar with the investigation tell News 4. 

    The child was taken to Lincoln Hospital after a bullet grazed his right leg while he was out with his grandmother and a shooting near East 137th Street and St. Ann's Avenue in Mott Haven took place a little after 12:30 p.m., police say. The child is expected to survive. 

    Police are searching for a lone shooter. No arrests have been made.

    Surveillance video from a nearby store captured images of an individual dressed in dark clothing running with a gun in his hand on East 137th Street away from the direction of the park in front of the Mill Brook Houses complex where police say the child was shot. 

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    The 7-year-old was grazed by the bullet around lunchtime Wednesday when he was standing with his grandmother in the Bronx. NBC 4 New York's Roseanne Colletti reports.

    (Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019)

    Police also say there were two individuals who were standing in front of the same building as the boy and his grandmother, however, the intended target of the shooting is unclear.

    Raw footage from Chopper 4 showed a scene crawling with investigators, with at least a dozen uniformed officers seen near a park area, ducking under caution tape, as plainclothes detectives and other personnel canvassed the street nearby. 

    Footage from the scene also showed multiple evidence markers indicating bullet shells could be seen throughout the sidewalk outside, as well as inside the complex.

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