Mott Haven Shooting Leaves 7-Year-Old Hospitalized

Mott Haven Shooting Leaves 7-Year-Old Hospitalized
Police officers and detectives examined the scene of the shooting.
Photo by Aracelis Batista

Police need your help solving a shooting that left a 7-year-old hospitalized.

According to police, 40th Precinct police responded to multiple 911 calls of shots fired on Wednesday, June 5 at 12:37 p.m. in front of the Mill Brook Houses.

Upon arrival, police encountered the victim, a 7-year-old male, with a graze wound to his right leg at the intersection of St. Ann’s Avenue and East 137th Street.

EMS also responded to the scene and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.

The preliminary investigation determined that the victim was walking with his grandmother towards 600 E. 137th Street when a Hispanic male wearing dark colored clothing discharged several shots from a firearm towards the front of600 E. 137th Street.

The victim suffered a graze wound as a result of the shots.

The perpetrator fled the scene on foot eastbound on East 137 Street, northbound on Cypress Avenue and into the 6 train station at East 138 Street and Cypress Avenue.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS. All information is kept strictly confidential.

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