When a 7-year-old was struck by a stray bullet yesterday evening in East Harlem, Detectives went to work searching for the violent criminal responsible. Fortunately she wasn’t seriously hurt & tonight we can announce that the NYPD Regional Fugitive Task Force has made an arrest. pic.twitter.com/Qs197lWbzz
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) June 27, 2020
The shooting happened on the corner of East 102nd Street and Park Avenue around 6 p.m. on June 25.
Police say the teen is charged with attempted murder, three counts of assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
The girl’s mother, Marlene Joaquin, told CBS2 her daughter is going to be OK after doctors found no bullet fragments in her leg.
A 19-year-old, who was believed to be the intended target, was shot and is also expected to be OK.