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Two Men Wanted for Questioning in Shooting That Injured 2-Month-Old Boy

By Dan Rivoli | September 7, 2012 10:22am

THE BRONX — Police are searching for two men wanted for questioning about a shooting in Hunts Point Wednesday night that sent a 2-month-old boy to the hospital with a graze wound.

The NYPD released a video that shows two men running near where the baby was shot, 1215 Seneca Ave. near Irving Street.

The baby, whose identity has not been released, was grazed on the back of his right shoulder when gunfire erupted at approximately 10 p.m.

The parents rushed the injured child to a nearby fire station where a firefighter checked for additional wounds.

"The father was calm. The mom was hysterical," the firefighter, who declined to give his name, said at the time. "She couldn't even talk.”

Later, the baby was taken to Jacobi Hospital in stable condition, police said.

An NYPD spokesman said Thursday the family did not appear to be the intended target. One person had been questioned for information about the incident.

The shooting over the summer was the latest to injure a child or teen.

In July, Lloyd Morgan was struck by a stray bullet and killed while playing in a Morrisania playground.

In Bedford-Stuyvesant, Isaiah Rivera, 3, was shot in the leg in a playground while a 2-year-old girl and two teenage boys were among six victims wounded in a shooting on July 30 in Brownsville.

Last month, Ronald Wallace, 13, who was set to start high school this school year, was shot in the back and killed in Brownsville. Another 13-year-old Brownsville boy was grazed by a bullet in an August shooting that killed a 29-year-old woman.

Four teenagers were shot on a Brownsville playground that month, too.

On National Night Out Against Crime on August 7, four teenagers were injured in shootings in The Bronx and Harlem.

Police are requesting anyone with information about the identity of the two men in the video can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).  Tips can be submitted at www.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.com or by texting CRIMES (274637) then entering TIP577.