11-Year-Old Bystander Shot As NYPD Look For The Suspected Shooter In East Harlem

The NYPD is trying to identify a man who’s accused of shooting an 11-year-old boy in East Harlem, police said to Patch.

The boy was entering a store on East 109th Street and Madison Avenue shortly before 3:30 Sunday afternoon when he was hit in the leg with a stray bullet, police said. The shooter fled the restaurant after firing multiple rounds that were not intended for the boy, police said.

EMS rushed the 11-year-old to Harlem Hospital in stable condition, and the boy is expected to recover, police said.

Police released a photo (seen above) of the suspected shooter. The NYPD is investigating the shooting and trying to determine why the gunman opened fire inside the East Harlem store.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).

Photo credit: by NYPD Crime Stoppers.

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