Teen charged with attempted murder in NYC shooting
A 13-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder this week for shooting another teen during a feud in a Bronx park, authorities said.
The suspect — whose name hasn’t been released because of his age — was busted Tuesday afternoon in connection to the 5:45 p.m. Thursday shooting of another 13-year-old boy who was playing basketball at the Hunts Point Playground at Faile Street and Hunts Point Avenue, according to cops.
The two — who met on social media — got into an argument when the suspect opened fire, striking his rival once in the left knee, cops said.
The victim was taken to Harlem Hospital in stable condition.
The young suspect was charged with attempted murder, assault and harassment, authorities said.
He was arraigned at family court and then released to the custody of his mother, police said.
He has no prior arrests, according to police sources.
Police initially said four other people were being sought for questioning in connection to the incident. Authorities said Wednesday morning that investigators are looking for other individuals, but didn’t have an exact number.