Gunman Shot Boy Inside Bronx Deli

Published on February 23, 2012, 8:21 am
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Police were searching Wednesday for a man riding a bicycle who fired a gun into a deli in the Soundview section of Bronx on Tuesday night and injured an eight-year-old boy.

Surveillance video shows the boy entering the Papa Yala’s Deli on Randall Avenue around 08:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

As the youngster, Armando Bigo, scanned a rack of potato chips near an open door, police say a gunman fired into a crowd outside.

The boy was grazed in the shoulder by a bullet and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he is expected to recover fully.

The deli’s owner, Mahmood Abdulrub, helped the boy’s mother apply pressure to the wound and said the boy did not panic.

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