Boy, 9, shot in broad daylight in the Bronx

The Bronx street corner at 175th Street and Prospect Avenue, where a nine-year-old boy was shot while hanging out in front of a deli with his cousin. Credit: Googlemaps
The Bronx street corner at 175th Street and Prospect Avenue, where a 9-year-old boy was shot while hanging out in front of a deli with his cousin.
Credit: Googlemaps

A 9-year-old boy was shot in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon, police reported.

The shooting occurred right around the time that schools were letting out, a little before 4 p.m.

Police said they received a 911 call reporting a shooting inside 797 Crotona Park. They arrived at the scene to find the boy with a gunshot wound to his left foot.

The boy was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition, police said.

The NYPD’s investigation thus far has revealed the boy was shot while standing outside a deli at the corner of 175th Street and Prospect Avenue with his cousin.

Witnesses reportedly heard multiple gunshots.

Police have made no arrests yet, and said their investigation is ongoing.

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