Man Shot in East Harlem

By Trevor Kapp and Wil Cruz  on May 17, 2012 5:28pm

A man was shot in the leg inside 401 East 103rd St. on May 17, 2012.
A man was shot in the leg inside 401 East 103rd St. on May 17, 2012.
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HARLEM — A 26-year-old man was shot in the leg at an East 103rd Street building Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The victim was inside 401 East 103rd St. in the East River Houses, near First Avenue, when shots rang out about 3:15 p.m., police and EMS officials said.

A police source said the victim "heard shots and felt pain in his leg."

He was wounded in his leg, police said. The victim was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in stable condition, officials said.

Donna Rivera, 46, said she saw the victim holding his baby daughter moments before the shooting.

"He was standing there with his daughter, just minding his business," she said. "He nodded when he saw me."

The victim's identity was not immediately revealed. No one has been arrested, police said.

It was not immediately clear if the man was intended target.

Rivera said the victim isn't a troublemaker.

"He's a real nice guy," she said. "He's a family guy, not a bad person."

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