A father’s heartbreak at a shooting that gravely wounded his daughter was compounded Sunday evening, by a cruel reaction attributed to the teenage boy charged in the shooting.
A 17-year-old boy was in police custody Saturday morning, facing an attempted murder charge in the shooting of a child six years younger in Brooklyn.
The girl was standing on the corner of Gates and Throop avenues in Bed-Stuy at around 8:30 p.m., when she was apparently struck by a bullet shortly after a fight broke out, police said.
A 79-year-old man was shot and killed early Sunday in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.
A man has been charged with a hate crime in connection to an attack in Ridgewood, Queens, in which he allegedly shocked another man with a Taser while calling him an anti-gay slur.
The cab slammed into a parked car after police said a passenger shot the 42-year-old driver around 1 a.m. on Gates Avenue.
Authorities said that in each of the March incidents, the suspect approaches victims, “simulates a firearm” and takes money and property before fleeing the scene.