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Boy, 11, Recovering After Shot by Stray Bullet in Brooklyn Street: Police

Two men were arguing in Crown Heights when one pulled a gun and fired off six shots, law enforcement sources tell News 4

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  • An 11-year-old boy recovering after being shot by a stray bullet while playing in a Brooklyn street Thursday evening, police sources said
  • Two men were arguing in Crown Heights when one pulled a gun and fired off six shots, law enforcement sources tell News 4
  • The boy was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he underwent surgery and has been upgraded to stable condition

An 11-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being shot by an errant bullet in a Brooklyn street Thursday evening, police said.

A confrontation between two men along Schnectady Avenue between St. Johns Place and Lincoln Place in Crown Heights led to one of the men pulling a gun in front of a supermarket and firing off six shots, according to law enforcement sources.

One of the bullets struck the 11-year-old in his upper right chest or shouler area as he was in an intersection about a half a block away. Witnesses say the boy's mother immediately called out for help as the boy appeared to be in shock, not crying or screaming in pain.

The boy was rushed to Kings County Hospital in critical condition, police said. He was out of surgery later Thursday night and is expected to survive. 

Another man with a gunshot wound arrived at the same hospital some time later, and police believe he was also stuck by a stray bullet. That 31-year-old man is also expected to survive. Neither the boy or the other gunshot victim were the intended target, police said.

Police quickly swarmed the block and no arrests have been made so far, but police are questioning a person of interest who could be the suspect. An investigation is ongoing.

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