Jul 01, 2020
11-year-old boy shot in leg while sitting on porch in Brooklyn
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FLATBUSH, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Officials are investigating after a child was shot in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.
The incident was reported just before 10 p.m. on East 29th Street.
Police say the 11-year-old child was shot in the upper thigh.
Sources say the boy was shot during a drive-by shooting and was not the intended target.
Authorities say they first thought the noise was fireworks before realizing the boy was shot.
The child was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
One person at the location of the incident was taken into custody, but not for the shooting, police said.
Few other details were released.
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At least 17 people shot in NYC on Monday as gun violence soars
No borough was spared from the gunplay, but Brooklyn saw the most violence with 10 shooting incidents and a total of 12 victims, sources said.
“Those numbers would be high for a Friday or Saturday, but for a Monday they are astronomical,” said one high-ranking Brooklyn cop.
Seven of those shot in Brooklyn, including a 20-year-old man who was fatally blasted, were hit in five separate incidents in the borough’s 69th Precinct, which covers the Canarsie neighborhood, according to police and sources.
On Monday night in Canarsie, five people were shot in three separate shootings in a 15-minute span, authorities said.
At about 3 a.m. Monday in the same precinct, a 20-year-old man was gunned down in the lobby of a building on Williams Avenue near Stanley Avenue, cops said.
Outside of Brooklyn, two people were shot Monday in Manhattan, and one in each of the city’s three other boroughs, sources said.
One of the victims who was shot in Manhattan, a 17-year-old who was hit in the head while standing in the courtyard of the George Washington Houses in East Harlem, was clinging to life early Tuesday morning.
The remaining victims were all expected to survive.
Monday’s bloodshed followed a recent 15-hour stretch from midday Saturday into Sunday where another 15 people were shot in the Big Apple.