14-Year-Old Boy Among Victims of Staten Island Shootings

By Nicholas Rizzi on June 17, 2013 11:27am 

 Gunfire in Port Richmond and New Brighton left three people wounded and in the hospital, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the torso in Mahoney Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Gunfire in Port Richmond and New Brighton left three people wounded and in the hospital, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot in the torso in Mahoney Park on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
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NEW BRIGHTON — A 14-year-old boy shot in the torso was among three victims hurt in a spate of Staten Island shootings over the weekend, police said.

The gunfire started at Mahoney Park in New Brighton on Saturday at 9:30 p.m., police said. A group of about 50 teenagers were hanging out in the park's basketball court when five shots were fired, the Staten Island Advance originally reported.

A bullet hit the 14-year-old in the torso and another hit the shoulder of a female in her 30s, police said.

Police said it was unknown if the bullet was intended for the 14-year-old. The woman was hit by a stray shot, investigators said.

On Monday at 4:30 a.m. a woman in her 20s was shot in the neck on Albion Place in Port Richmond, cops said.

All three were transported to Richmond University Medical Center. As of Monday morning, the 14-year-old boy was listed in critical but stable condition, and the woman in her 30s and the one shot in her neck were in stable condition, police said.

Police did not release the names of any of the victims, but the Advance reported the woman hit by the stray bullet was Alexandria Ruiz, 32, who lives across the street from the Mahoney Park on Crescent Avenue.

Police are currently investigating all three cases and no arrests have been made, cops said.

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