NYPD: 11-year-old boy shot in the leg in front of Flatbush home
City leaders say there were six different shootings Tuesday night, including one involving an 11-year-old.
The boy’s grandfather, Terrence Solomon, says he’s just grateful the little boy is alive, but cannot understand how or why this happened.
He tells News 12 his 11-year-old grandson was walking near the house on East 29th Street between Clarendon Road and Avenue D with several other young children when a car pulled up and someone started shooting.
“They see some car coming down next thing I know there [are] shots - they start running; we thought they were fireworks but then the little one said he got shot and he ran to my door and he fell inside there,” says Solomon.
Around 9:30 p.m., police tell News 12 they got a 911 call that a child had been shot. Arriving officers found the 11-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to his leg. Investigators say they do not believe he was the intended target.
Police say the boy is expected to survive, and his grandfather says he is recovering in the hospital.
Police are looking for whoever opened fire. Anyone with information is asked to call police.