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Boy, 12, shot in the leg on Crown Heights street

Boy shot in Crown Heights on July 12, 2020
Posted at 10:21 PM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 22:21:57-04

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — A 12-year-old boy was shot in Brooklyn on Sunday night.

The child was on Prospect Place near Ralph Avenue when he was shot once in the leg around 9 p.m., an NYPD spokesman said.

The boy was rushed to a local hospital for treatment.

Police do not yet have a description of the shooter.

Citywide, there were 11 shootings that injured 12 people on Saturday, police said. There were also six shootings that injured seven people on Friday.

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