LONG ISLAND CITY — A 37-year-old man was arrested for firing a gunshot in the Queensbridge North Houses that struck a teenage girl in the hand earlier this week, police said.
Day Bryant, a Harlem resident, was taken into custody Wednesday and charged with criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, the NYPD said.
The bullet, allegedly fired from Bryant’s gun, hit the left hand of a 15-year-old girl on the third floor of 40-15 10th Street about 5:15 a.m. The teenager, whom police did not identify, was taken to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Bryant has eight prior arrests that include drug possession and criminal trespassing, police said.
The gun violence against children and teens over the summer has continued 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.
And in July, 4-year-old Lloyd Morgan was shot and killed by a stray bullet while playing in a Bronx playground.