NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are investigating after a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Bronx last week.

It happened on Third Avenue near East 144th Street in the Mott Haven section on Aug. 30.

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Police say a passenger on a scooter shot a 16-year-old boy in the legs in the Bronx on Aug. 30, 2021. (Credit: NYPD Crime Stoppers)

According to police, a 16-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk around 6:50 p.m. when two individuals drove by on a scooter.

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The passenger allegedly fired a gun, striking the teenager in the legs. The individuals then drove off.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

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Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

CBSNewYork Team