Shooter Of 9-Year-Old Bronx Girl Identified

Published on June 17, 2013, 2:18 am
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A night of child’s play took a wrong turn.

Billy James, Jr., 17 on his bike.

Amanda Chauan, 9

Nine-year old Amanda Chavan was shot in the stomach right in front of a building on Bailey Avenue in the Kingsbridge section of Bronx.

Around 9:45 p.m. on Friday evening shots rang out and the laughter of children turned into the sounds of screaming.

Police have identified a man they want to bring in for questioning. His name is Billy James Jr. He is 17-years-old.

Witnesses say they saw a man fitting his description ride away on a bike after the incident took place.

Police want to question a person whose picture was taken from surveillance cameras.

Immediately after the shooting Amanda’s father grabbed her in his arms and raced to the hospital even before EMS crews could arrive.


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