Child Shot in Neck in Lower Hudson Valley, Gunmen on the Loose
A child from the lower Hudson Valley is fighting for his life after he was shot in the neck. Police need your help finding two shooters.
On Sunday around 1:45 a.m., members of the Yonkers Police Department responded to the front entrance of 73-83 Highland Avenue for a report of shots fired.
Upon arrival, officers located a 12-year-old boy down on the ground with an apparent single gunshot wound to his neck. The boy was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery where he is listed in serious but stable condition, police say.
Following an investigation that included interviewing witnesses, processing forensic and ballistic evidence and recovering surveillance video, police believe the boy was standing outside the building with a group of other young people when a vehicle pulled-up on Highland Avenue and two people got out, both firing a single shot each in the direction of the group.
One of the shots hit the 12-year-old in the neck. The alleged gunmen then fled the scene in the same vehicle. Police are asking for help as they work to identify and apprehend both and determine the motive for the shooting.
"Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Yonkers Police Detective Division at (914) 377-7724 – all calls will remain confidential. 100% anonymous tips can be sent by texting the YPD plus the tip to 847411. Anonymous tips can also be sent to us directly through the Yonkers PD Tips app which can be downloaded for free to any Apple or Android device," the Yonkers Police Department wrote on Facebook.
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