An 11-year-old boy was shot outside his East Flatbush home in one of four shootings across Brooklyn on Tuesday night, police said.
The boy was sitting on his stoop on E. 29th Street by Avenue D just before 10 pm when a gunman fired shots towards the private house while driving by in a car, authorities said.
First responders rushed the young victim to Kings County Hospital in stable condition with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, according to cops.
A E. 29th Street resident said she heard about the shooting from a neighbor.
“I came outside, I saw the cops standing there looking at the step, someone on the block said some kid was shot,” said Maria Richards. “We must stop this.”
The incident was one of four shootings across Brooklyn on Tuesday night, all of which were non-life-threatening.
The first shooting occurred just before 8:15 pm in Flatbush on Church Avenue and East 21st Street, where an 18-year-old was shot. His injury was not life-threatening, ABC reported.
Just 15 minutes later, a man was shot in the hip after an ongoing violent dispute by Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights. He was rushed to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
The third shooting occurred about 9 pm at 45 Lott Street in Brownsville, where a 25-year-old was shot in the left leg. He was taken to Brookdale University Medical Center, also in stable condition.
The shootings are part of a surge in violent crimes and gun violence around New York City.
Anyone with information in regard to any of these shootings may call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.
This article first appeared on AMNY.com.