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15-Year-Old Boy Shot in Back on Hegeman Avenue

By Dan Rivoli | September 24, 2012 10:00am
A 15-year-old in Brownsville was shot in the back Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
A 15-year-old in Brownsville was shot in the back Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.
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BROOKLYN — A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back Sunday, police said, becoming the latest young victim of gun violence in the last few months.

The unidentified teen was shot on 1087 Hegeman Ave., on the corner of Fountain Avenue, at 5:40 p.m., police said.

He was rushed to Brookdale Hospital, where he was stable and expected to survive, an NYPD spokeswoman said.

No one has been arrested, and police did not have descriptions of the shooter or shooters.

The rash of gun violence against young victims has spilled into the fall.

In Brooklyn last week, Kaiim Vieira, 17, was shot dead outside the Boys and Girls High School in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Over the summer, Ronald Wallace, a 13-year-old Brownsville boy, was shot in the back and killed on August 24. Earlier that month, four teenagers were shot on a Brownsville playground and on National Night Out Against Crime on August 7 another four teenagers were wounded in shootings in The Bronx and Harlem.

And in July, 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan was shot and killed by a stray bullet while playing in a Bronx playground.