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Argument Between 13-Year-Old and Man in NYC Ends With Teen Shot in Neck: NYPD

The 13-year-old boy was on his way to school when the incident unfolded, police sources told News 4 New York.

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What to Know

  • A 13-year-old boy was shot in the neck by a 36-year-old man as the teen was on his way to school, law enforcement sources said.
  • NYPD sources tell News 4 New York the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. near Bronxwood Avenue Tuesday. It does not appear the boy and the man knew each other.
  • Police say that a dispute between the boy and the man took place prior to that man pulling out a revolver and shooting the 13-year-old one time in the neck.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the neck by a 36-year-old man as the teen was on his way to school, police said.

NYPD sources told News 4 New York the shooting happened around 7:20 a.m. near 223rd Street and Bronxwood Avenue on Tuesday. It does not appear the boy and the man knew each other.

Surveillance video shows the boy on his knees, moments after he was shot in the neck.

"It’s really sad because this neighborhood was never like this," Sindrin Daly, a resident, said.

Police blocked off the area where the crime took place as a number of investigators in the roadway and the sidewalk conferred about what happened Tuesday morning and search for any clues. After nearly 10 hours close, the street reopened.

Police say that a possible dispute between the boy and the man, seen by witnesses in a red shirt, apparently took place prior to that man pulling out a revolver and shooting the 13-year-old one time in the neck.

Police have the 36-year-old man into custody. According to authorities, the suspect, who they are not identifying pending charges, has a criminal history which includes a conviction for gun possession in 2010. While out on parole in 2019, he was allegedly caught with another gun, and was bailed out.

"This individual today is on the street while on parole for a firearm," Kenny Lehr, NYPD Commanding Patrol Officer for the Borough Bronx, said.

Police say he tried to hide the revolver allegedly used in Tuesday's shooting as they moved in.

What led to the shooting is under investigation and how the shot was fired is under investigation.

According to police, the boy was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition where he is recovering.

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