Gunman Shot 9-Year-Old Bronx Boy

Published on August 31, 2012, 11:04 pm
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Police are looking for a man accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy in the South Bronx Monday evening.

The child was with his mother at E. 157th Street and Walton Avenue at about 06:15 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012, when the suspect fired several shots, one of which struck the boy in the lower left leg, police said.

The victim was taken in a neighbor’s car to Lincoln Hospital, where he was in stable condition, police said.

Police arrested Roxanne Anico, 26, who is accused of driving a getaway car, and charged her with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, police said.

Now police are looking for the gunman, described as an 18-to-20-year-old man wearing a black t-shirt and a multicolored hat.

Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting.

There have been no arrests made and the investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.


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