THE BRONX — Police are looking for a man accused of shooting a 9-year-old boy in the South Bronx Monday evening.
The child was with his mother at East 157th Street and Walton Avenue about 6:15 p.m. Aug. 27 when the suspect fired several shots, one of which struck the boy in the lower left leg, police said.
The victim was taken in a neighbor's car to Lincoln Hospital, where he was in stable condition, police said.
Police arrested Roxanne Anico, 26, who is accused of driving a getaway car, and charged her with attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, police said.
Now police are looking for the gunman, described as an 18-to-20-year-old man wearing a black T-shirt and a multicolored hat.
Police are offering a $12,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are kept strictly confidential.