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Boy, 15, shot in the chest in Manhattan

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Posted at 9:51 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 22:54:03-04

EAST HARLEM, Manhattan — A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest in East Harlem on Sunday evening, police said.

He was shot on Madison Avenue near East 111th Street, officials said.

Dozens were shot over the weekend; many of them were injured in northern Manhattan.

The NYPD Manhattan North Borough Patrol said the community "is suffering."

"Disgraceful the amount of people shot in Manhattan North in the past 24 hours," they tweeted. "Where are the elected officials and violence interupter!! The community is suffering!!"

NYPD Manhattan North Borough Patrol also slammed District Attorney Cyrus Vance for his failure to show up at the scene of weekend shootings.

"Complete No Show in Manhattan North!! Shame!!" they tweeted.

A spokesman from Vance's office said their police "going back several decades" is for assistant district attorneys to visit crime scenes and brief the DA.

"It is unclear what the Manhattan District Attorney could substantively contribute at a crime scene," the spokesman said. "We do not hold premature mini-press conferences which would potentially violate ethical rules and interfere with evidence collection."

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