NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are looking for a suspect after a 12-year-old boy was shot in the ankle in Brooklyn.
It happened around 10 p.m. Monday near the Pink Houses community center in East New York.
The boy was standing on Linden Boulevard when the gunfire erupted. Investigators say two to four shots were fired, one of them striking the boy in the ankle, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
He was somehow able to walk home a few blocks away and call police. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital, where he’s in stable condition.
Police said Tuesday they now believe the boy was the intended target. They said he was part of a group of kids that had an argument with another group earlier in the day on Monday, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
There was gunfire during the earlier argument as well, but no one was hit, Schuck reported.
“Young kids out here nowadays, they need some programs or something because this neighborhood is going down,” one resident said. “It’s sad.”
The investigation is still ongoing.