News 12 speaks with Amanda Chauan, 9-year-old shooting victim; search continues for shooter

Police have released the photo of the suspect they now believe shot a young girl outside her Kingsbridge home Friday night. Police have identified the

Amanda was shot in the stomach on Friday night.

Amanda was shot in the stomach on Friday night. (6/16/13)

KINGSBRIDGE - Police have released a new photo showing the suspect they believe shot a young girl outside her Kingsbridge home on Friday night, and News 12 The Bronx spoke exclusively with the victim and her family.

Police have identified the suspect as 17-year-old Billy James Jr., who is not the man seen on a bicycle in a photo released by police yesterday.

Police say James rode past 3340 Bailey Ave. on a BMX bicycle and opened fire, hitting 9-year-old Amanda Chauan in the stomach.

Amanda was welcomed home by her family today after recovering at Jacobi Medical Center. The young girl put on a brave face and said the ordeal made her feel "a little nervous." 

The Chauan family says they are axiously awaiting the arrest of the suspect. A $22,000 reward is being offered for any information leading to his arrest.

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